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Santa Catalina - Cluster Flower Climber Rose

Santa Catalina

Cluster Flower Climber. Bred by McGredy in Ireland in 1970.
Use:
 
Pillar
Color:
 
Shell Pink
Form:
 
Loose
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 8
Height & Width:
 
8 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments It's semi-double flowers are cerise in bud, open to a pale pink, and fade to white. The edges of the petals are slightly wavy, producing a flouncy effect. Stamens are a fine, complementary orange. The flowers are produced generously in clusters. There's a look of elegance to the production which repeats through the season; and there's some fragrance. The plant is imbued with a the classic kordesii vigor and dark green glossy leaves. This is probably a rose few would grow who could grow the best tea-noisettes, but it provides some consolation to those who cannot.