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Baltimore Belle - Large Flower Climber Rose

Baltimore Belle

Large Flower Climber. Bred by Feast in USA in 1843.
Use:
 
Pillar, Arch
Color:
 
White
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 6 - 9
Height & Width:
 
12 ft x 6 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments Baltimore Belle is a large plant that blooms profusely in the spring. Its flowers are pleasantly fragrant and are white with, perhaps, a tinge of pink or ivory. It tends to be more vigorous in warm weather, and is untroubled by humidity - making it a good climber for southern states. It is a hybrid of a noisette and R setigera. The latter is a rampant disease-free rose of the new world. Many have tried to breed good setigera hybrids; many have failed. Baltimore Belle is one of a handful of once-blooming roses grown today that owe their existance to these efforts. Others are Long John Silver, American Pillar, Thor, and Russeliana.