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Rosa 'Cooperi'

'Cooper's Burmese Rose'. A very beautiful large growing, semi-evergreen climber for a south wall, with large, single, pure white, slightly fragrant flowers with golden anthers in June, over wonderful healthy, glossy-green, bold foliage on reddened stems. A very tasteful, 'quality' rose with superb foliage. Bone hardy here, even through December 2010.

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Rosa banksiae 'Lutescens'

NOT to be confused with the common double flowered 'Lutea', this is the rarely encountered, single flowered, highly scented yellow Banksian rose. A small leaved evergreen climber with virtually no thorns, reaching up to 7.5m with suitable support. Bunches of small, warm-yellow, sweetly scented flowers are produced in May. For a sunny wall.

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Rosa banksiae var. normalis

The true wild type of Banksian rose, forming a strong growing semi-evergreen climber with virtually NO thorns, bearing masses of small cream flowers in early summer over attractive dainty foliage with narrow leaflets. Flowers are borne in clusters, have conspicuously notched petals and are scented of violets. For a warm sheltered wall.

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Rosa chinensis var. spontanea

This is the wild ancestor of all Hybrid Tea and Floribunda roses, discovered and introduced to cultivation by Mikinori Ogisu, from Sichuan, China. A nearly thornless evergreen climber to about 3m with single flowers opening pink in early summer, but soon turning crimson, with all stages seen on the plant at the same time. A great rarity for a warm wall.

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Rosa cymosa 'Rebecca Rushforth'

A superb selection of this rarely seen Chinese climbing rose, covered in a mass of flattened domes of small creamy white flowers with conspicuous yellow stamen in May/June, followed by clusters of small red hips. Foliage is composed of narrow pointed, elegant leaflets and new growth is strikingly deep red. For a sunny wall, not too cold.

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Rosa helenae

A recent re-introduction from China, this was discovered originally by Wilson and named after his wife. A vigorous hardy climbing rose, suitable for putting into trees etc, with creamy-white fragrant flowers borne in large dense corymbs in summer, followed in autumn by drooping bunches of narrowly ovoid orange-red fruit.

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Rosa sp. from Meghalaya, NE India (new)

From 2000m on Shillong Peak, NE India, this climbing rose is unflowered as yet here but is less vigorous than R. brunonii that is also evident in the area. Hips are red-orange and flowers will no doubt be white and scented.

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Rosa sp. From N. Vietnam (new)

A collection from high altitude in the temperate mountains of N. Vietnam this makes a large evergreen climbing rose with glossy green pinnate foliage and masses of scented white flowers in June, followed by orange hips in autumn. This is probably better suited to a warm wall in most areas, though may be much hardier than assumed.

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