Botanical Name: Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’
Common Name: Yellow Lady Banks Rose
Description: Looking for a super simple rose that grows large?? Then Lady Banks could be for you. She’s a species rose that can quickly grow to 15 to 20′ tall and wide. She’s one of the few roses that doesn’t mind some shade, so sun to part sun is good for her. Too much shade though and she won’t bloom those fabulous little double, lightly fragrant blooms in the Spring. She grows long, supple canes that can easily be attached to fences, arbors, walls, etc. Left to grow on her own, she becomes a large, arching shrub. I absolutely love this rose. She’s very disease resistant, semi-evergreen to evergreen, once established usually can survive on rain water although please do give her supplemental water during hot dry times. She’ll bloom about six weeks in the Spring. If any pruning is needed, do it asap after blooming otherwise you’ll cut off next year’s buds if you wait till later in the year.
There is also a white Lady Banks Rose. As soon as my suppliers have them ready, I’ll have some for you to buy.
This plant in the 1-gallon container is about 2′ tall x 1′ wide.
Fun Fact: The largest Lady Banks Rose is grown in Tombstone, Arizona. Here’s the link to the Rose Tree Museum.
Hardiness Zones 5 – 10.