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PlantFiles: Climbing Bourbon Rose
Rosa 'Leveson Gower'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Leveson Gower
Additional cultivar information: (aka Souvenir de la Malmaison Rouge, Souvenir de la Malmaison Rose)
Hybridized by Beluze; Year of Registration or Introduction: pre 1845

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:
Deep pink (dp)

Bloom Shape:
Unknown - Tell us

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Trained to climb

Patent Information:

Other Details:
Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral arpykay On Mar 8, 2013, arpykay from Haddon Heights, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

I lost this plant to rosette this fall. Dug it out as soon as I noticed symptoms. It was 15-20', covered every year with very fragrant blossoms. It did have a tendancy to ball, but overall it was magnificent. It was the 5th plant I lost to this disease.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lemoore, California
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Haddon Heights, New Jersey
North Augusta, South Carolina
Lorena, Texas
Olympia, Washington

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