Rose maximowicziana

Rose maximowicziana

We are not rose experts and to provide information of our experiences would clearly be a case of setting ourselves up to fail or to be ridiculed… most likely both. All Australian states and territories have groups for rose enthusiasts. Of course your local garden centre/nursery are good sources for the ins and outs of growing roses.

Here is a link to the Australian Rose Society, which also has links to various state based organisations – www.rose.org.au.

Background:

Medium, single (4-8 petals) bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer. This is a species rose and is considered by some to be the Manchurian equivalent to R. multiflora. It will provide a tough climber/mounder covered with somewhat larger clusters of white flowers followed by red hips. Rosa maximowicziana was named after Russian botantist Karl Maximowicz. A very interesting man. At the age of 24 he became the Conservator of the Imperial Botanic Garden at St. Petersburg. This gave him the opportunity to undertake a number of plant hunting expeditions including Brazil and Honolulu. On his return he visited Manchuria to study and collect specimens around the Amur and Ussuri rivers. He returned to St. Petersburg in 1857. In 1859 he embarked on an another expedition to Japan and spent 4 years collecting live plants, bulbs and seeds. He returned to St. Petersburg in 1864. He was appointed Chief Botanist at St. Petersburg and remained in the role until his death in 1891.

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January 23, 2018