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Shot Silk, Climbing - Large Flower Climber Rose

Shot Silk, Climbing

Large Flower Climber. Bred by A. DIckson in Ireland in 1924.
Use:
 
Arch, Pillar
Color:
 
Pink/Yellow Blend
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Medium - about 3 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 9
Height & Width:
 
8 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 

Comments As Botanica's Roses points out, "few climbing roses in this color range have both fragrance and good health." It's cute little buds by today standards would not quite qualify as miniature roses, but they are pretty small. Nor would they win any prizes because they are also a little informally shaped. In bud the flower is a dark shell pink, not quite salmon, and the bases of the petals are yellowish. As the flower opens, the petals face to pale pink. There is a pleasing silky sheen to the petals. There is a youthful exuberance to a small plant in full bloom, and it is easy to see why it is still broadly distributed nine decades after its introduction.