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PlantFiles: Miniature Climbing Rose, Climbing Patio Rose
Rosa 'Jeanne La Joie'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Jeanne La Joie
Additional cultivar information: (aka Jeanne Lajoie)
Hybridized by Sima; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1975

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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:
Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Trained to climb

Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust

Pruning Instructions:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Wiberg2006 On Sep 18, 2013, Wiberg2006 from Kennewick, WA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I planted this miniature climber on a hillside in full sun. I was told the first year she would be sort of quiet, the second year she would start to grow and the third year she'd put on a show; that is exactly what happened. By the third year this was the most beautiful rose in my garden. This rose had 12 ft. canes, easily. I gave it plenty of room when I planted it and just let it grow. I didn't prune except to take out older canes occasionally. The canes arched down the hill with masses of double, baby-pink roses marching along the canes. I had no trouble with black spot or powdery mildew. I built a new home recently and will be planting another Jeanne La Joie as soon as I can get my hands on one.

Positive Gascoigne On Jun 4, 2011, Gascoigne from Shawnee Mission, KS (Zone 5a) wrote:

Does superbly on the S'West size of my veggie garden...trains beautifully on a trellis. I love it's prolific blooms and super hardy diseases and blooms all summer...

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 9, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

One vendor states that this rose's growing zone is 4-12.

Positive dlnevins On Jul 23, 2006, dlnevins from Omaha, NE wrote:

Probably the finest climbing miniature rose ever hybridized. Easily grows to 10 feet or more in height, and in the spring it is literally buried under a mass of light pink, fully double flowers. Subesquent bloom is sparser but still impressive. Very winter-hardy, although there might be some cane dieback in the most severe weather. I've seen no disease problems in my garden. The plant is slow to establish itself; the first summer you plant it, it will just seem to sit there doing nothing. Be patient; it's growing roots! The second summer will show some modest cane growth. The third summer - jump out of its way, or you'll be in danger of being overrun. If you want an easy-care, hardy climbing rose, you won't be disappointed with this one.


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

Oak View, California
San Francisco, California
San Jose, California
Dubuque, Iowa
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Allen Park, Michigan
Kimball, Nebraska
Auburn, New Hampshire
East Rutherford, New Jersey
Charlotte, North Carolina
Portland, Oregon
Christiana, Tennessee
Kennewick, Washington
Richland, Washington

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