The Climbing Rose Compassion still as popular as ever
The climbing Rose Compassion bears a profusion of salmon pink double blooms with just a hint of apricot. I have to say, the blooms are exquisitely shaped with a marvellous fragrance.
Flowering from July through till October, it is a climber worth considering. Our Compassion grows over a pergola, however in my experience the stems are very stiff and hard to manoeuvre, this repeat flowering Rose would best be planted against a sunny wall. The fading flowers turn brown and unsightly very quickly, nip them off to encourage the development of new buds, the glossy foliage is very attractive. Compassion is not disease resistant, expect to find spraying necessary perhaps once in the early part of Summer.
Bred by Harkness and having won many awards compassion is a Rose to recommend.
Height – 3mtrs
Hardiness – Fully hardy
Other Roses in our Garden
Rose De Rescht
A Portland Damask Rose good repeat flowering and a fantastic fragrance.
Climbing Rose Penny Lane
Penny Lane, a very good repeat flowering climber with fully double flowers of a honey shade developing to a soft pink.
The Hybrid Musk Rose Felicia with nodding blooms makes a most beautiful specimen, the fragrance is quite intense.
Rosa Mundi, a very old Rose dating back to before the 16th century. Crimson flowers striped white, very showy.
Rambling Rose Seagull
The Rambling Rose Seagull with perhaps this rather off-putting name looks marvellous climbing through a Silver Birch in our garden. Flowers are semi double and creamy white, oh and by the way this rambler is also known as Rambling Rector.
Hybrid Tea Remember Me
Floribunda Rose Rhapsody in Blue
This lovely Rose in our garden in the first year was absolutely smothered in blooms. It has deteriorated over the few years which we have had it and no longer deserves a place in our garden. However I really do suspect that it is just one of those things, and you could find that you have really good results with this one.
Hybrid Tea Laura Anne
We have a raised bed in our front drive smothered with this lovely Hybrid Tea Rose. Unfortunately it would seem to no longer be available.
Climbing Rose New Dawn
This climber at one time adorned an arch in our back garden. No longer with us now, I would consider finding another spot for this beautiful climbing Rose.
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