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Etoile de Hollande, Climbing - Large Flower Climber Rose

Etoile de Hollande, Climbing

Large Flower Climber. Bred by Leenders in Netherlands in 1931.
Use:
 
Climbing
Color:
 
Red
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Strong
Remontance:
 
Repeats
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Large - about 4
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 7 - 9
Height & Width:
 
8 ft x 4 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments The climber is a sport of a red hybrid tea rose raised by Verschuren. The perfect crimson blossoms happen to be full of damask fragrance. This and its vigor account for the fact that the rose never falls out of commercial distribution. It may still be the best fragrant red hybrid tea climbing rose. Sadly, it is certainly not cold hardy in zone 6. And it may not survive all zone 7 winters either. But where it is cold hardy, it comes close to being the perfect red hybrid tea rose. There certainly are red hybrid tea roses with larger blossoms. But there are few that are blessed with good health and fragrance, as well.