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'Belle de Londres ®' rose Description
'Compassion ® (Large-Flowered Climber Harkness, 1972)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of whiteviolet
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
97 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Orange-pink Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: Compassion ®
Origin:
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1972).
Class:
Climber, Hybrid Tea, Cl., Large-Flowered Climber.  
Bloom:
Salmon-pink.  Strong fragrance.  36 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, classic hybrid tea bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, climbing, well-branched.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 5' to 15' (150 to 455 cm).  Width of 5' to 8' (150 to 245 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden, pillar or shrub.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit.  
Notes:
Apuldram's Roses says this rose has dark wood and bushes out from the base, so it looks good as a pillar rose or it can be grown as a shrub...


Compassion was removed from the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens (ARBG) Display Trial because its trial period expired.

 
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