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Guess what’s gonna be blooming its little heart out in about two months? The Lady Banks Rose!

Rosa banksiae is a species rose that was discovered in the early 1800s. She’s a little different than most roses in that she’s evergreen and nearly thornless. She’s also a once-bloomer that puts on a heck of a show for about six weeks in late winter/early spring. R. banksiae ‘Lutea’ blooms clusters of yellow flowers and R. banksiae var. banksiae has white bloom clusters. The clusters may be small, but the sheer number of them makes up for that.


She grows great in sun to part shade (yes, part shade), but give her plenty of room cause she can get to 20′. Her natural arching form is perfect for growing on a fence, arbor, pergola, etc.


Mine are own root in 3-gallon containers, $20 each.

Today is Alachua County Farmers’ Market day till 1:00.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs