'Carmenetta' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Susan's New Zealand Rose Garden
Light pink Species.
Registration name: Carmenetta
Purple, pink shading. Star-like. Mild fragrance. up to 5 petals. Average diameter 2". Medium, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered, prickly receptor bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Arching, armed with thorns / prickles, spreading. Grey-green foliage.
Height of up to 7' (up to 215 cm). Width of 7' to 11' (215 to 335 cm).
USDA zone 2b and warmer. Very hardy. vigorous. can be trained as a climber. plant in partial shade for best color. produces decorative hips. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to rust .
Looks very similar to Rosa glauca, but thornier, with larger blooms and hips. Some authorities say it is less subject to rust.