RoseFile Database

wichurana - Species Climber Rose

Rosa wichurana

Species Climber. Bred by Nature in Kamchatka in Antiquity.
Use:
 
Ground Cover, Breeding Stock
Color:
 
White
Form:
 
Single
Fragrance:
 
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Small, about 1
Cold Hardiness:
 
-
Height & Width:
 
1 ft x 15 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments This is, perhaps, not a rose one would put in a garden. As is R. multiflora, it is listed in the invasive species database. But a number of extraordinary climbers have this rose as a parent or grandparent, particularly those by Barbier and Van Fleet. In rich, moist soil it grows with amazing vigor, making fifteen foot long, whiplike canes in a short season. It is also amazingly cold hardy and resistant to disease.

BTW: There is a variegated version of this rose. It should make for interesting breeding stock. See also, Curiosity.