Daily Flower Candy: Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’

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These pretty primrose pompoms belong to vigorous climbing rose Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’. Hailing from the mountains of China, it’s not 100% hardy in the UK, but worth experimenting with if you have a sheltered wall or large tree that needs brightening up. The emerging flowers and foliage are easily scorched by gales or late frosts (we’ve had a double whammy this year), and sparrows seem to find the buds completely delicious, gleefully picking them off one by one in front of our eyes.

Rosa banksiae 'Lutea', May 2013

Categories: Daily Flower Candy, Flowers, Plants

Posted by The Frustrated Gardener

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