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Paul's Lemon Pillar - Large Flower Climber Rose

Paul's Lemon Pillar

Large Flower Climber. Bred by Paul in UK in 1916.
Use:
 
Pillar, Arch, Wall
Color:
 
Primrose
Form:
 
High-Centered
Fragrance:
 
Strong Fruit
Remontance:
 
Flowers Once
Abundance:
 
Moderate
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 9
Height & Width:
 
15 ft x 8 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments There is really nothing like this rose. It climbs to great heights, produces large, high centered lemon chiffon flowers, and survives zone five winters. The leaves resemble bay leaves and have enough of a tinge of yellow to really make the flowers glow. A ten year old plant can cover a 10 ft x 10 ft wall with flowers and do it for about a month a year. It can get some mildew, but is not seriously affected by it.

BTW: On its own roots it does need rich, moist soil to thrive. On poor, dryish soil it will sometimes do nothing and sometimes die.