Starry Night (Rosa ORAwichkay 'Starry Night')-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Starry Night
Rosa ORAwichkay 'Starry Night'

Wide spreading shrub rose. Glossy green foliage. Single white flowers 3 inches wide (petal count 5) with slight fragrance. Blossoms are held in very large clusters. A continuous bloomer though the season. 
Full sun, well-drained soil. Prune by the renewal method removing about one-third of the oldest canes in the spring to soil line as needed to keep the shrub open and new canes in production. Prune the stem back to a branch angle (a process called heading back) as needed to reduce width and height. 
Mature Height
2-6 Feet (Width 2 feet - 6 feet)
USDA Hardiness Zone
5 - 7 
Bloom Color
Bloom Season
June - September
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Insect Damage

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Extremely resistant to blackspot and mildew.  Watch for Japanese beetle, aphids, cane borer, and rose midge.
Additional Notes
Very hardy. Blooms stay white and do not fade to pink before falling. Excellent as a hedge.


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