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Polyantha rose

Rosa 'Climbing Pinkie'

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This fragrant rose blooms nonstop from June until frost, with vivid pink, semidouble blossoms. It grows 6 to 8 feet high, making it ideal for training up walls, pillars, or other structures.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsPolyanthas are celebrated for their profuse clusters of ever-blooming flowers which are produced in waves from late spring or early summer until fall. They are compact and disease-resistant, making them ideal for borders or hedges, and growing en masse as a groundcover. 

CareGrow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Provide good air circulation and remove fallen leaves to help prevent disease. In late winter or early spring, prune hard (back to 10-18 inches) and reduce sideshoots to 2 or 3 buds. To renovate, prune one in three stems close to the base.

PropagationTake softwood cuttings when bloom initiates in spring to summer; take hardwood cuttings in fall.

ProblemsAphids, leafhoppers, spider mites, scale, caterpillars, sawfly larvae, cane borers, Japanese beetles, rose stem girders, rose midges, rose slugs, rose chafers, leaf-cutting bees, black spot, rust, powdery mildew, crown gall, canker, dieback, downy mildew, viruses.

  • Genus : Rosa
  • Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
  • Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
  • Bloom Time : Fall, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Characteristics : Showy Fruit
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
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