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'Compassion ®' rose Description
'Compassion ® (Large-Flowered Climber Harkness, 1972)' rose photo
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Orange-pink Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: Compassion ®
Bred by Harkness (United Kingdom, 1972).
Climber, Hybrid Tea, Cl., Large-Flowered Climber.  
Salmon-pink.  Strong fragrance.  36 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, classic hybrid tea bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Bushy, climbing, well-branched.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 5' to 15' (150 to 455 cm).  Width of 5' to 8' (150 to 245 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden, pillar or shrub.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit.  
Apuldram's Roses says this rose has dark wood and bushes out from the base, so it looks good as a pillar rose or it can be grown as a shrub...

Compassion was removed from the Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens (ARBG) Display Trial because its trial period expired.

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