Climbing Bourbon Rose
Rosa 'Madame Ernest Calvat'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Madame Ernest Calvat
Additional cultivar information:(aka Madame Ernst Calvat, Pink Bourbon)
Hybridized by Schwartz
Registered or introduced: 1888
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Class:

Bourbon

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

Bloom Color:

Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:

Double

Quartered

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Bush

Trained to climb

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Other Details:

Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Avoid pruning

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

Regional

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

Palmyra, Illinois

Columbia, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 11, 2006, hortensia from Langley, BC, BC (Zone 8b) wrote:

Accepted to be a sport of Mme Isaac Pereire, this strong growing Bourbon rose is similar in most respects -- a large plant which can be trained to wall or pillar or allowed to grow as a large arching shrub.

The young foliage is a rich crimson purple and there are several bursts of bloom, the fall ones being the most sumptuous.

A wonderful fragrance, though to my nose a bit different than its parent.