Wellington Botanical Gardens Memorial Register
Read, Rodney; Rosa banksiae 'Lutea'

photographed by Unknown on 27/05/2010

No plaque


Left of the entrance to The Summer House. Moved, but died Illustration NOT from plant in Garden


Rosa banksiae - 'Lutea' planted by Rodney Read, the Bolton Street Cemetery custodian, to commemorate his mother's death in 1994.+

This plant was moved because its rampant growth was damaging the summer house. It was planted on the bank between the daffodil bank and the fragrant garden, but has since died.


No plaque - illustration NOT from plant in Garden. Rosa banksiae, commonly referred to as the Lady Banks' Rose, is a species of Rosa native to central and western China, in the provinces of Gansu, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Sichuan, and Yunnan; it grows in mountains at altitudes of 500-2200 m. It is a scrambling shrubby liana growing vigorously over other shrubs to 6 m tall. Unlike most roses, it is practically thornless, though may bear some prickles up to 5 mm long, particularly on stout, strong shoots. The leaves are evergreen, 4-6 cm long, with three to five (rarely seven) leaflets 2-5 cm long with a serrated margin. The flowers are small, 1.5-2.5 cm diameter, white or pale yellow.

category: plants - commemorative