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'Sky Tower' rose Description
'Sky Tower' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Johno
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
17 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: Somskywer
Origin:
Bred by Rob Somerfield (New Zealand, 2002).
Introduced in New Zealand by Glenavon Roses Ltd. in 2004 as 'Sky Tower'.
Introduced in Australia by Roses and Friends in 2008 as 'Sky Tower'.
Class:
Climber, Large-Flowered Climber.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Flowers medium pink, lighter pink upper, bright pink reverse.  None / no fragrance.  15 to 20 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Medium, semi-double to double, in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, climbing.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 9' 2" to 9' 10" (280 to 300 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for exhibition, garden or pillar.  Rain tolerant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third..  Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 2007/240  on  2007   VIEW PBR PATENT
Notes:
Color: Lighter pink upper; bright pink reverse. Rob Somerfield, 2002