Polyantha rose Rosa 'Climbing Pinkie' Photo/Illustration: Mike Shoup 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Polyantha rose (Rosa 'Climbing Pinkie') ROE-sah Genus: Rosa 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 Characteristics: Polyanthas 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. Care: Grow 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. Propagation: Take softwood cuttings when bloom initiates in spring to summer; take hardwood cuttings in fall. Problems: Aphids, 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. Overview Height 6 ft. to 10 ft. Spread 6 ft. to 10 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Moderate Characteristics Attracts Song Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Showy Flowers, Showy Fruit Bloom Time Fall, Late Spring, Spring, Summer Flower Color Pink Yarrow Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Hedge, Screening, Specimen Plant/Focal Point Style Cottage Garden, Formal Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Shrubs Related Plants to Rosa 'Climbing Pinkie' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Polyantha rose Rosa ‘China Doll’ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hybrid musk rose Rosa 'Lavender Lassie' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hybrid musk rose Rosa 'Vanity' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Floribunda rose Rosa 'Betty Prior' View the discussion thread.