WANTED: Wanted: rosa banksiae lutescens

blameitontherain(8 PNW wetandwetta)July 21, 2012


I'm looking for a Puget Sound source for the above rose (a/k/a the Lady Banks rose) for my sister, whose newly married surname is "Banks". I checked Molbaks and did a general Google search without success. Any ideas?

I posted this on the "other" side of this forum, too. I don't care if I can get a good sized plant or just a few sticks. Just want to present my dear sis with a way to "grow" with her family!

Thanks so much!


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I saw a Rosa banksia at Swanson's Nursery in Seattle. The one I saw was the white one, but I didn't notice if it was the single or double. They might have the yellow one, but I wasn't looking for roses, so I can't say for sure. If you don't care if you get the white or yellow, I got some cuttings of the single white form from a lady in Texas, and a couple of them are growing. I specifically asked for cuttings of one that is known to be fragrant, since the fragrance is variable in seed-grown plants. Call Swanson's to see if they still have one, or can get one. If you can't find one anywhere else, I can give you one of my cuttings after they've rooted and grown some more. Send me an e-mail at tammyinolympia@yahoo.com.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 10:43AM
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blameitontherain(8 PNW wetandwetta)

Swanson's still had one and I'm picking it up today. Thanks, bejoy2/Tammy!!! And thank you for your kind offer, too!

Chortling with glee,


    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 1:22PM
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