The Lady Banks Rose (Rosa banksiae) was imported from China in 1807 where it was cultivated for centuries and is thornless and flowers in white and also creamy yellow. The flower scent is like violets and the blooms last for weeks. This plant won the Guinness worldâ™s record for the largest rose bush in the world in Tombstone, Arizona and also the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit. In only one growing season. The pleasantly perfumed clusters of roses literally hide the green color of the leaves in late spring, and this vine will climb a pine tree, a characteristic that makes this flowering vine choice for the Southern gardener.
Yellow Lady Banks Rose
White Lady Banks Rose