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Colette - Large Flowered Climber Rose

Colette

Large Flowered Climber. Bred by Meilland in France in 1994.
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Use:
 
Low Fence or Wall
Color:
 
Shell Pink
Form:
 
Cupped & Quartered
Fragrance:
 
Moderate Damask
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Bloom Size:
 
Medium - about 3 inches
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 10
Height & Width:
 
6 ft x 3 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments It may take a number of years for Colette to convince one that it is, in fact, a climbing rose; but once it is well established it can be very pleasing. The blossoms are a lovely shell pink color, sometimes with hints of pale apricot, and they have a pleasant damask scent. Its flowers remind one of several David Austin roses. The first to come to mind is Abraham Darby, though the flowers of Colette might be a little less deeply cupped or a little more inclined to face outward.

BTW: There are now four roses with this name. There are two hybrid tea roses, one of which is another Meilland introduction. There is also a noisette in roughly the same color. We eagerly await Meilland's shrub with the same name.