Rosa ‘Darlow's Enigma’

semi-double white rambling rose

  • © Riz Reyes

Outstanding Qualities

There is no mystery about how Rosa 'Darlow's Enigma' grows: easy, vigorous, large, disease resistant, with a bevy of pure white flowers with golden centers and fragrance to knock your socks off! Can be cultivated as a big shrub, with pruning, or let it grow into a rambling climber. This rose will bloom fine in light shade but with more sun there will be an extravaganza of flowers from summer through autumn.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: shrub

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 20 ft. 0 in. (6.10 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 10

Flower Color: white

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun is best; tolerates light shade, but fewer flowers produced

Water Requirements: regular watering

Seasonal Interest: exquisite summer flowers

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: burgundy, gold, bronze

Great Color Partners: rose, lavender, purple

Culture Notes
This vigorous rose flowers best in full sun with rich well-drained or sandy soil. It is a heavy feeder and benefits from a regular application of fertilizer. Provide regular watering during dry weather to encourage lush growth and repeat flowering. It can be lightly pruned in the late fall or early winter to protect from winter wind damage. Major pruning to develop the shape of the plant should be done in early spring when the leaves are beginning to show green. It has good disease resistance.
Geek Notes
white. single. very fragrant.