'Thornless Rose' Description
Photo courtesy of Thomas Tillner
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Bourbon, Cl., Hybrid Pendulina.
Pink. Strong, damask fragrance. 20 to 30 petals. Average diameter 4". Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Tall, climbing, thornless (or almost). Matte, light green foliage.
Height of 10' to 15' (305 to 455 cm). Width of 6' to 8' (185 to 245 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Can be used for cut flower, garden, hedge, landscape, pillar or shrub. Hardy. vigorous. can be grown as a shrub. can be trained as a climber. shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew. Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.
Some question about classification. [See References
Some growers have found plants were troubled by mildew until well established.