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Modern Climber Rose
Rosa 'Penny Lane'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Penny Lane
Additional cultivar information:(aka HARdwell, HARwell)
Hybridized by Harkness
Registered or introduced: 1998
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Modern Climber


12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


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:

Apricot and apricot blend (ab)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall


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


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

Beaverton, Oregon

Warrenton, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:


On May 8, 2011, Gracye from Warrenton, VA wrote:

I received my "own Root" cutting two weeks ago. It came in a 6" long, slim plastic pot. It was tiny, honestly. I planted it a week ago, in a well-fortified "hill" that has newly planted compact boxwoods on either side. I went on vacation for four days, this afternoon came home and had to pinch a big bud off! It is extremely healthy, has alot of new growth, and I will NEVER buy another grafted rose. Nosiree. Expect miniscule size compared to the honkin' grafted varieties, but "own root" just makes a ton of sense. No weak grafted spots to worry about, no suckers of another variety, no virus or other problems at all, and health that is unbelievable. I have high hopes for my Penny Lane, and it is proving to climb over them! HAHA!