Rosa banksiae 'Lutea' (Lady Bank's Yellow Rose) from Diana's garden. "It is a scrambling shrubby vine growing vigorously to 6 m (20 ft) tall. It is almost thornless. The leaves are evergreen in mild climates. The flowers are small, 1.5-2.5 cm diameter, white or pale yellow. It is amongst the earliest flowering of all roses, flowers usually appearing during May in the northern hemisphere, though cold weather can delay flowering". RHS
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Constance Spry, another recommended by Diana. "Large, glowing pure rose pink, deeply cupped blooms. Strong myrrh fragrance. Summer flowering". David Austin
For more indulgence a free David Austin catalogue can be ordered from his North American website. www.davidaustinroses.com/american
They are taking rose orders for 2016 now, delivering to Canada at optimum planting time.