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Rosa Altissimo (Climbing Rose)

Rose Altissimo, Rosa 'Delmur', Rose 'Delmur', Rose 'Altus', Rosa 'Altus', Climbing Roses, Floribunda Roses

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An old favorite since 1966, Rosa Altissimo is a vigorous climbing rose with masses of long-lasting, bright blood-red, single flowers, 5 in. across (12 cm), with a boss of deep golden-yellow stamens. The flowers are produced freely early in the summer with regular repeats thereafter. This continually blooming rose features long, stiff stems clothed with large, dark leathery, exceptionally healthy leaves. An excellent climbing rose for walls, fences, or to train as a pillar or support to the posts of a pergola.

  • Grows up to 7-9 ft. tall (210-270 cm) and 5 ft. wide (150 m). Can be grown as a large shrub if kept in check by pruning.
  • Best grown in full sun, in humus-rich, fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Poor soil tolerant. For best flowering, apply a balanced fertilizer and mulch in late winter or early spring and a balanced fertilizer again in early summer.
  • Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by chip budding in summer
  • Hybridized in France by J. Schwartz in 1879.

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 10
Plant Type Roses
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Rosa - Climbing Rose, Rosa
Common names Rose
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 7' - 9'
(210cm - 270cm)
Spread 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Beds And Borders, Wall-Side Borders, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 10
Plant Type Roses
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Rosa - Climbing Rose, Rosa
Common names Rose
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 7' - 9'
(210cm - 270cm)
Spread 4' - 5'
(120cm - 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Beds And Borders, Wall-Side Borders, Walls And Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden
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