Hardiness: USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
Bloom Color: White (w)
Bloom Shape: Semi-double Double
Flower Fragrance: Slightly Fragrant Very Fragrant
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer
Habit: Shrub Trained to climb Trained on pillar
Patent Information: Non-patented
Other Details: Stems are nearly thornless
Pruning Instructions: Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Propagation Methods: From softwood cuttings From semi-hardwood cuttings From hardwood cuttings By grafting By budding
On Jul 17, 2011, Kitte from San Francisco, CA wrote:
Have this in a gigantic planter in part shade. It had very few blooms the first year. Now after 2 years it's growing more rapidly but no flowers at all.
It does occasionally get a bit of mildew, but this rose is definitely disease resistant considering my growing conditions. It is also fairly drought tolerant... After a period of no watering by the SO when I was away, my salvia & helichrysum in that planter dried up & died, but this was ok.
On Apr 4, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Unbelievably fast grower. I tried to train it up tree in an orderly manner but was unable to do so as the rose grew so fast. The rose won and I just let it do whatever it wants. I have not detected fragrance in my Lady Banks but since it's located at a far corner of the property I don't ck often enough to comment w/ certainty about fragrance or lack thereof.
On Apr 9, 2006, absinthium from Spring Valley, CA wrote:
A lovely, graceful rose. Can take all kinds of tough conditions like drought (no water for 6 months at my house), heat, reflected light, heavy clay, poor drainage and still gift you with its beautiful violet scented blooms, like snowfall on her canes, for months in spring and early summer and then, often, a small flush in fall.
It will mildew during our June gloom, but not enough to matter. The Lady, however, has a voracious appetite for real estate. She will consume nearby trees, houses, driveways etc. The only enemy that ever came close to giving her a run for her money in the landscape eating contest was the contemptible red apple iceplant. But, honestly the Aptenia was outclassed.
If I had a couple of acres, I would have Lady Banks and Mermaid along an unwatered fenceline where they would provide me with great, careless beauty with no water or work on my part. Where I would never have to prune or whip them with the chainsaw for taking up too much space.
Lovely light scented rose that blooms faithfully every year in early spring, covering the plant with hundreds of blooms. Cascades beautifully over and along fences. Cut back after bloom to keep its size in check, it can get 30 ft tall. No disease problems.
On Sep 5, 2004, tonyasgarden from Henrietta, TX wrote:
I just planted my L.B. Rose two months ago....and it has taken off immediately!
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Bisbee, Arizona Chandler, Arizona Mesa, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona Sierra Vista, Arizona Casa De Oro-mount Helix, California Corning, California Lake Of The Pines, California San Anselmo, California San Francisco, California Winchester, California Augusta, Georgia Blairsville, Georgia Ochlocknee, Georgia Patterson, Georgia Gramercy, Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana Jayess, Mississippi Greenville, North Carolina Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina Austin, Texas Brazoria, Texas Desoto, Texas Heath, Texas Henrietta, Texas Pecan Grove, Texas San Antonio, Texas