Rosa x odorata var. gigantea

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Rosa x odorata var. gigantea

Rosaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   9

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: elliptic

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: hip

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rosanae
Ordo:
Rosales

Rosa x odorata var. gigantea is a climber.

Naming

Rosa x odorata var. gigantea was already described and the name validly published by François Crépin based on a prior description by Henry Collett. It was Alfred Rehder and Ernest Henry Wilson, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Rosa x odorata var. gigantea is a variety in the genus Rosa which contains approximately 180 to 623 species and belongs to the family of the Rosaceae (Rose Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 5 to 25 metres.

Leaves

Rosa x odorata var. gigantea is evergreen. The imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The elliptic leaflets are serrulate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Rosa x odorata var. gigantea produces solitary white five-stellate flowers from June to September.

The climbers carry red hips.

Root System

Distribution

Rosa x odorata var. gigantea is native to Northeast India, North Myanmar and Yunnan.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

The ornamental value of Rosa x odorata var. gigantea lies especially in its fragrance.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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