NEW DAWN – Climbing rose with shaggy, semi-double cameo pink flowers over a long flowering season.
This wonderful climbing rose is seen in some of the oldest gardens in Australia and because of it’s R. wichuriana parentage, the pliable though thorny canes, make it a climber suitable to accommodate any garden design … you be the boss and New Dawn will comfortably comply with whatever you wish it to do. Let it have it’s head and scramble over an old garden shed, attach it to the fence and cut it frequently, attach it to a pillar in the middle of a garden bed and then let it go to the sky or train it over a garden arch and attack it once a year with the hedger.
There is one minor draw-back – New Dawn has the most vicious thorns so it’s not the rose that you ‘play’ with and it really is better suited to the old shed than the neat espalier along the fence or the 1.0mt wide garden arch which you purchased at the local hardware shop and put together one Saturday morning!
The foliage is small, glossy and plentiful. If fertilized whilst in full-bloom, the foliage will retain it’s glossy health but can otherwise resort to black-spot. During the flowering season, New Dawn will always have clusters of flowers and once you have grown this magnificent rose, you can understand why it was inducted to the World Rose Hall of Fame in 1997.
- Magnificent climbing rose that let’s you be the boss
- Delightful shaggy cameo pink blooms in profusion
- Thorns to keep potential intruders at bay
- Flowers all season