Alphabetical Plant Listing

Rosa 'Dorothy Perkins'

Rose 'Dorothy Perkins', Climbing Rose 'Dorothy Perkins', Climbing Roses, Rambler Roses, Floribunda Roses, Wichurana Roses


Forming charming cascades of flowers, Rosa 'Dorothy Perkins' is a very vigorous rambler rose with large clusters of double, salmon-pink, rosette-shaped flowers. Slightly fragrant, each bloom, 1.5 in. across (4 cm), is packed with 26-40 petals. As the blooms age, their color gets darker, adding depth to the floral display. The long, flexible canes of this rambling rose are clothed with small, glossy, dark green leaves, which turn rusty orange in the fall. Once the most popular rambler, 'Dorothy Perkins' is pretty hardy and perfect for trailing along fences and other garden structures.

  • Blooms once in late spring or early summer, with scattered blooms during the rest of the year.
  • Grows up to 10-20 ft. tall (3-6 m) and spreads up to 8 ft. (2.5 m).
  • Best grown in full sun to part shade, in moist, moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils. While shade tolerant, best flower production and disease resistance usually occur in full sun. Provide good air circulation.
  • Ideal as a climber for arbors, fences and other garden structures.
  • Some susceptibility to mildew
  • Prune after flowering is finished.
  • Propagate by hardwood cuttings in autumn or by T-budding and grafting in summer
  • 'Dorothy Perkins' was first bred in the United States By E. Alvin Miller in 1901. He created this lovely variety by crossing the Madame Gabriel Luizet rose with a Rosa wichuraiana.

Not sure which Rosa - Roses to pick?
Compare All Rosa - Roses

Buy Rosa 'Dorothy Perkins'

Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Plant Type Climbers, Roses
Plant Family Rosa - Rambling Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 10' – 20' (3m – 6m)
Spread 8' (240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Hedges and Screens, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

Buy Plants

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Rambling Roses

Guides with Rosa - Rambling Roses

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses

Guides with Rosa - Roses


©Clive Nichols

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.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Plant Type Climbers, Roses
Plant Family Rosa - Rambling Roses, Rosa - Roses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 10' – 20' (3m – 6m)
Spread 8' (240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Hedges and Screens, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Rambling Roses

Guides with Rosa - Rambling Roses

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Rosa - Roses

Guides with Rosa - Roses

Plant Calculator

How many Rosa 'Dorothy Perkins' do I need for my garden?

%
ft
ft

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Rosa 'Dorothy Perkins'

Find your Hardiness Zone

Find your Climate Zone

Find your Heat Zone

Join Gardenia.net

Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

Join now and start creating your dream garden!

Create a New Collection

Optional. For your reference.


Move Selected Plants to a Different Collection


Delete Collection

This field is required.