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New Dawn - Large Flower Climber Rose

New Dawn

Large Flower Climber. Bred by van Fleet in USA (EastCoast) in 1930.
Rose Photo
Pillar or Wall
Pale Pink
Bloom Size:
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
12 ft x 8 ft
Highly Recommended

Comments Holding the first plant patent issued in the United States, it is still one of the most popular roses; and for good reason. It thrives in terrible soil, even in dry shade. Given half a chance it will grow quickly to 20 ft and bear fragrant pink blossoms with good continuity from frost to frost. This said, it is not very foliferous: If one were to see it blooming in a garden of once-blooming climbing roses such as Albertine and City of York one would be tempted to call it a slacker. Nor is one likely to put its fragrant blossoms in an exhibition. Gardeners who can grow the lovely tea-noisettes will probably find its blooms small and unrefined. In just about every category there is a better rose. But as a vigorous, cold-hardy, disease-resistant, remontant climbing rose with some fragrance, even a century after its introduction New Dawn remains a rose worthy of serious consideration. Many roses have been bred from it, and few have managed to retain all its qualities while adding new ones.