'Everblooming Dr. W. Van Fleet' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Quail Haven Farm
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Light pink Large-Flowered Climber.Registration name: New Dawn
Climber, Hybrid Wichurana, Large-Flowered Climber. Earth Kind ™.
Light pink. Moderate fragrance. up to 35 petals. Average diameter 4". Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Arching, climbing. Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 10' to 20' (305 to 610 cm). Width of up to 8' (up to 245 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 9b. Can be used for cut flower, garden or pillar. Hardy. very vigorous. drought resistant. shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection). Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit. Prune after flowering is finished. Remove spent blooms only. This rose blooms on old wood.
Tip: this rose seems to flower best on old wood, so prune sparingly.
One of the Roses that "passed the test" in Longwood Garden's Ten-Year Rose Trials.