Rosa ‘Francis E. Lester’

Family : Rosaceae

Class : Climbing Rose, Musk


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Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza



English translation by Peter Thompson




A hybrid of Rosa moschata and Rosa multiflora , created in the USA in 1946 by Lester Rose Gardens.

Small, single flowers, white but suffused in pink at the apex, slightly perfumed.

As a Rambler it reaches almost 5 metres in height, but can be cultivated also without a support, as a shrub.

Parentage :

‘Kathleen’ × Seedling


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