'Somtabco' rose Description
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Russet Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: Somtabco
Climber, Large-Flowered Climber.
Russet. Terracott orange, fading. None / no fragrance. 17 to 35 petals. Average diameter 3.5". Small to medium, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season.
Tall, bushy, climbing. Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 9' 10" to 11½' (300 to 350 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for exhibition, garden, hedge or pillar. Prefers cool sites.. Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom. Prune dead wood. Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third.. Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.
Color: light russet upper, dark russet reverse. Rob Somerfield, 2002