top.gif (6421 bytes)1137   Nova Zemba

Class:  Rugosa
Color:  White
Form:  Double
Height:  Tall/Arching 5-8 Feet
Bloom Season:  Repeats
Fragrance:  Intensely Fragrant
Introduced:  1907
Hardiness:  Zone 5 (-10 -20 F)
Stock Status:  Not Available
Price:   $ 

Nova Zemba is the white sport of Conrad Ferdinand Meyer.  It is identical in every way except that the flowers are white (blush pink in cooler weather).  Nova Zemba makes a tall arching bush.  The flowers are very large and intensely fragrant.   Nova Zemba does not show the typical rugose wrinkled leaves, due to its complex parentage.  The lower leaves will show black spot, so planting a lower growing rose in front, solves that problem in the garden.  Nova Zemba will bloom in June on old wood.  It will send up new canes and bloom again in the fall.  In many respects, the fall blooms are superior to the June flush.

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