Chaplin's Pink Climber
Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
|So popular is this rose in England that it is a cliche. Bred from the popular and useful large-flowered Paul's Scarlet Climber and the rampant rambler American Pillar, Chaplin's Pink inherits the best each side of the family has to offer.
The company that invented and distributed Dorothy Perkins - glorious bloom and equally impressive fungal problems - managed to stamp out a whole host of superior ramblers like Newport Fairy, all the Barbier ramblers, and this great rose. The same company managed to set the agenda for roses in the USA for five or seven decades and impoverished American Rose gardens immeasurably.
Chaplin's Pink is a symbol of the beauty we lost. And of what remains for us to reclaim. It is an emphatic symbol of hope, a vision of what rose gardening can be.
|Chaplin, UK 1929||
Paul's Scarlet Climber | American Pillar
|Photo from Fuji Provia slide, Jade II Scanner
Rose: Roseraie de l'Hay in Paris, May 1999.
|Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 1999, 2003. All rights reserved.|