Rosa ‘Varigata di Bolanga’ is a striped repeat flowering bourbon indeed it is one of my favourite striped roses. The main colour being white and the stripes of purple coming though, just like a posh blackcurrant ripple ice cream. Sadly the flowers don’t smell of ice cream but they do have a great fragrance!
They are a tallish rose growing up to 6ft tall as a shrub or indeed it can be trained to grow as a climber as well. It prefers a nice sunny spot on a good organic free draining soil but It will grow ok on poorer soils and indeed makes a good plant for growing within a pot.
It was bred in Italy, introduced by Bonfigioli in 1909
It is one great rose to grow within your garden