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Bantry Bay - Cluster Flower Climber Rose

Bantry Bay

Cluster Flower Climber. Bred by McGredy in Ireland in 1967.
Use:
 
Pillars, Arches, Walls
Color:
 
Candy Pink
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Slight
Remontance:
 
Good Continuity
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
 
12 ft x 6 ft
Recommendation:
 
Recommended

Comments McGredy raised a series of climbing roses in various colors named for Irish Bays. It would be tempting to say Bantry Bay is New Dawn in a materially darker, stronger pink. And that may not miss the mark by much. It's a vigorous rose with relatively good health - though it can get blackspot late in the season. Its candy pink flowers are borne singly or in clusters with reasonably good continuity.