'Columbia, Cl.' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Robert Neil Rippetoe
Medium pink Hybrid Tea, Cl..
Registration name: Columbia, Cl.
Climber, Hybrid Tea, Cl..
Pink. Strong fragrance. Large, full (26-40 petals) bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 8' (245 cm). Width of 5' (150 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).
The Peter Beales Collection of Classic Roses 2000-2001 says Columbian Climber
was sent to them by Vivian Russell in 1993 and strictly speaking, this rose should be ignored because they can find out very little about it, but it is too good a rose to pretend it doesn't exist.
Peter Beales Roses Ltd confirmed  that Columbian Climber is in fact Columbia, Cl. (Climbing Hybrid Tea, Lens, 1929)
Victor Hewitt writes: 'Columbian Climber' is indeed a most spectacular rose, with very strong Hybrid-Tea characteristics and a most notable perfume.