Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rosa henryi

This rose grows past the bamboo at the top of China Valley. It was grown from seed wild collected in 1987 in Changhua, Western Zhejiang Provence. From a plant growing at ~350M in an exposed rocky area in a mixed forest.

Stefan tells me it is related to Rosa moschata, the Musk Rose. That's easy to believe; it has a wonderful fragrance, as well as similar flowers and habit. It's flowering earlier than my Musk Rose. Stefan, and the literature, tell me further, that it can clamber to a height of 6M. It won't bowl you over, either flowers or fragrance, but it's a very nice rose.

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