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Rambling Rose "Rosa City of York"

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City of York rambling rose, flower picture

Rambling rose City of York, originally name "Direktor Benschop". Bred in Germany in 1945 by Mathias Tantau.

The key characteristics of "City of York" are shown below:


Colour White with strong golden centre when open

Type Semi-double

Scent Strong

Frequency Single flush with a few later flowers

When June



Rose type Rambling

Leaves Glossy dark Green

Height 6m (20ft)

Spread 3m (10ft)



Hardiness UK Australia Fully hardy

USDA Zones Rosa City of York is hardy to zone 5a, -28.8� C (-20� F)

Awards City of York has been awarded the following:

Parentage Professor Gnau x Dorothy Perkins

Available from in UK Peter Beales

Available in USA from Old Heirloom Roses (Canada but ships to USA)

Available in Australia from Not available online

COMMENTS   The rose City of York prefers part shade which also helps tom retain the flower colour.

A very strong grower with a strong scent. A fully grown specimen in flower will fill the air with a delicious fragrance.  

Picture of rose bush City of York

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