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Galway Bay - Large Flower Climber Rose

Galway Bay

Large Flower Climber. Bred by McGredy in UK in 1966.
Use:
 
Pillar, Arch, Fence
Color:
 
Coral
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Slight
Remontance:
 
Good Continuity
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 9
Height & Width:
 
12 ft x 6 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments Pink is easy to find in large flowered climbers, but this shade is rare. It is a strong pink or rose color, sometimes inclining toward coral or salmon. It may even approach a shade of pinkish orange. It's a strong, garden-friendly color and it is set off nicely by the dark, glossy foliage. The plant is evidently strong and disease free. It is also very free with its flowers, blooming through most of the summer as few climbers are inclined to do. We note that its two parents are roses of distinction, Queen Elizabeth being one of a handful of roses to receive a World's Favorite Rose award, and Heidelberg being an early and prominent kordesii hybrid. Both parents shrug off cool and damp weather and just keep on going.