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Rosa x richardii
Rosa x richardii
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Family:  Rosaceae
Hardiness:  To Zone 6
Mature Size:  5'
Exposure:  Sun to Part Shade
Bloom Time:  May - June
Moisture Needs:  Average to Drier
Origin:  Ethiopia?
Price: $12.00
Pot Size: Medium Band Pot

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)
Product Code: P1979

Thought to be the oldest cultivated rose and found now growing around churches and holy sites in Ethiopia where it is believed Christians introduced it in 4th century AD.  There are depictions of this in the ruins of Minoan architecture.  Talk about a track record!  We got ours from the sadly late Sue Buckles of Seattle and love it.   Tough and disease resistant with sizable pale pink single flowers.  We have this out on our border at the base of a Prunus mume and it has scrambled up into it perfectly and has filled in around the base all without us doing anything.  This a smaller shrub rose that will ramble a bit if it has something to lean on.