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American Pillar - Cluster Flower Climber Rose

American Pillar

Cluster Flower Climber. Bred by van Fleet in USA (NE) in 1902.
Rose Photo
Use:
 
Pergola, Arch
Color:
 
Rose
Form:
 
Single
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Small (1-2 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 9
Height & Width:
 
14 ft x 12 ft
Recommendation:
 
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Comments This healthy wichurana /setigera rembler makes dense piles of foliage atop a modest pergola and all of that foliage is covered in small blossoms while in bloom. The small single flowers are rose, accented with a white eye and yellow stamens. Individually they are unremarkable, but en masse, they produce a stunning effect. The show happens just once each year. But one American pillar can make more rose petals than a whole yard full of hybrid tea roses producing all year. BTW: R. setigera is a huge rose in nature, endemic to the North American Plains. Only a few roses have been bred using it; but the ones that have tend to be rampant, foliferous climbers with good health records. Baltimore Belle Long John Silver, and Thor are other setigera hybrids.