'Carolyn Dean' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Lisa's Garden
Medium pink Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: Carolyn Dean
Climber, Large-Flowered Climber, Polyantha, Cl., Rambler.
Pink. 5 petals. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).
Ralph Moore has recently said that the parentage of Carolyn Dean is likely a self-cross of 'Etoile Luisante'. The same would be said for the other sister seedlings of that year, Renae and Dancing Doll.
The Plant Patent for Renae states that its seed parent is 'Etoile Luisante' and pollen parent is 'Sierra Snowstorm' therefore the parentage of Carolyn Dean must be the same.
the 1944 reference mentions a seed parent of 'Miss Barbara'.