Rosa banksiae Alba Plena

Alba Plena climbers

Rosa banksiae 'Alba Plena' or the Double-white Banksian Rose is a fast growing, climbing shrub with long, slender smooth stems and small, pale green leaves.

Clusters of double, rosette-like, violet-scented white flowers are produced from late spring into summer.

How to grow

This quick growing, non-evergreen climber is best trained on a wall, fence or trellis in a sheltered, but sunny position, protected from frosts and cold drying winds. It is perfect for the city, cottage, informal style garden and can also be used for flower arranging.

Alba Plena characteristics


  • Gardening skill: Beginner
  • Flowering duration: Long
  • Height after 10 years: Over 8m / 25ft
  • Growth habit: Climbing
  • Spread after 10 years: 3m-4m / 10ft-13ft


  • Cold hardiness (RHS): H5 (to -15C)
  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (7) 0F / -18C


  • Flowering month: May
  • Flower form: Double flower (25-50 petals)
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous