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Blairii No. 2 - Bourbon Climber Rose

Blairii No. 2

Bourbon Climber. Bred by Blair in UK in 1845.
Use:
 
Pillar, Arch, Wall
Color:
 
Pink
Form:
 
Quartered
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 7 - 10
Height & Width:
 
12 x 6
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments Blair got it right on his second try. The light pink flowers edge close to three inches in size and are lightly perfumed. They are borne on a large and well-branched climber that looks good trained on a large arch or climber. The display of roses is generous, but it does not repeat. It can fall prey to mildew. This is neither a trendy rose nor one with extraordinary specifications, but it is one of refined and subtle beauty that is sure to please those who love old roses - their form and fragrance.