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Plant Profile: Rose ‘City of York’

Rose city-of-york-Formerly called ‘Direktor Benschop’ this Floribunda type large flowered climber bears small clusters of buff colored buds that open to small creamy white cupped shaped flowers with prominent yellow stamens. Although the flowers are small they cover the bush creating an eye caching display in spring with a few flowers later in the season. The dark green leaves are glossy and leathery. The bush is vigorous, disease resistant, and prickly.

Type: Large flowered climber

Origin: Tantau, Germany, 1945

Parentage: ‘Dorthy Perkins’ x ‘Professor Gnau’

Flower Size: 2”

Petal Count: 15

Scent: Light

Flowering: Once in spring with a few blooms later in the season

Plant Size: 16’ H x 10’ W

Hardiness: Zones 5-9

ARS Rating: 8.5