America™ Salmon-pink Climbing Rose
A classic favorite!
A classic returns! This beloved large-flowered climber erupts in bloom all summer and into fall on tough, hardy vines that quickly reach 10 to 12 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide.
And such blooms! Fully double, bursting with 30 to 35 petals each, the 4- to 5-inch flowers are a luscious pink suffused with salmon and coral, with lighter tones on the petal reverse.
Best of all, the flowers have a strong, spicy clove scent! Bred by American hybridizer Bill Warriner, America™ is a cross of R. 'Fragrant Cloud' x 'Tradition.' Recipient of the 1976 AARS Award. Zones 6-9.
|Zone||6 - 9|
|Bloom Season||Early Summer - Early Fall|
|Plant Height||10 ft - 12 ft|
|Plant Width||6 ft - 8 ft|
|Bloom Size||4 in - 5 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Bloom First Year, Rose Hips, Butterfly Lovers, Double Bloom, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Needs Deadheading, Repeat Bloomer|
|Bloom Color||Coral, Pink, Salmon|
|Flower Shape||Double, Old-fashioned, Rounded|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Fragrance||Clove, Spicy, Strong|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Vines and Climbers, Border, Cut Flowers, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands|
What to Expect
Container roses should typically be planted in late spring and fall. They’re easy to plant (all you need is a trowel), and they provide instant gratification, as they aren’t dormant and will have buds within a few short weeks, if they don’t when they arrive. They’re also perfect for transplanting into containers and make an attractive gift.
Container roses are usually nicely leafed out, and may even have flowers on them, which is a great way for you to know when you purchase them what they’re going to look and smell like.