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'Climbing Pinkie' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 71-362
most recent 4 MAY 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 MAY 13 by AquaEyes
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Discussion id : 46-378
most recent 2 JUL 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 2 JUL 10 by Patricia Routley
I have downloaded a few references from the Proof of the Pudding in the 1950's which say that 'Climbing Pinkie' was almost continuous flowering.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 2 JUL 10 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
I think it does in most climates. In my unusual microclimate many climbers don't repeat.
Discussion id : 23-189
most recent 3 JAN 09 SHOW ALL
Initial post 22 DEC 07 by Unregistered Guest
I think this rose maybe the same found rose that a few nurseries are selling as "Peggy Martin"-- a New Orleans' rose that survived after being under the waters of Hurricane Katrina.
Reply #1 of 7 posted 23 DEC 07 by Cass
Gosh, it's shocking that no one would have identified Cl. Pinkie. It's a common rose.
Reply #2 of 7 posted 23 DEC 07 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Not really! Cl. Pinkie hasn't been common in 50 years. This is yet another example of how easily even a once very popular cultivar can lose it's identity.
Reply #3 of 7 posted 23 DEC 07 by Cass
It's that Annie Hall phenom between you and me, Robert. Fifteen nurseries offer Pinkie, Climbing, and ten of the 15 nurseries are located in the South. Judging by the list of gardens growing it, it's still found in both public and private gardens. I see it in display gardens all the time. It doesn't do much for me, but it is hardly a mysterious variety...if you're paying attention.
Reply #4 of 7 posted 23 DEC 07 by Robert Neil Rippetoe
Only rose specialty operations offer it. There's the difference. 'Cl. Pinkie' hasn't been offered by most mass merchandisers to my knowledge, in decades.

It's one of those roses one has to seek out IF you know what you're looking for. It isn't offered at chain stores or even retail nursery locations in container or body bag. How would anyone short of a at least somewhat knowledgeable rosarian know what it is?

'Cl. China Doll' was superior in all respects in my opinion and still is. 'Renae' is another option.

I'm with you regarding 'Cl Pinkie'. I think there are better choices for most climates, especially the South. It was ubiquitous, at one time, but not anymore. We're rose fanatics. Most people aren't.
Reply #5 of 7 posted 2 JAN 09 by Deb
I live in Pennsylvania and was looking for a low thorn pink climber. Climbing Pinkie was one of them but now not sure. Why China Doll or Renae?? Renae what?? China Doll is pretty but is it really better then Climbing Pinkie??
Reply #6 of 7 posted 2 JAN 09 by Margaret Furness
Cl Pinkie flowered nonstop for me (zone 9) and it became "invisible" because of that and because the flowers aren't interesting in shape. In other words, it was boring. Renae has the advantage of having quite a good scent.
Reply #7 of 7 posted 3 JAN 09 by Cass
Renae might not be hardy enough for parts of Pennsylvania. Although by the reported breeding it should be okay, I doubt it is very hardy. It manages down to Zone 6, but I'd be interested to here if it can be grown in Zone 5 or below.

I've often wondered how Ralph Moore's Renae traveled to Oz.
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