Old Garden Rose, Moss Rose
Rosa 'General Kleber'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: General Kleber
Additional cultivar information:(aka Général Kléber)
Hybridized by Robert
Registered or introduced: 1856
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Class:

Moss

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)

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)

Bloom Color:

Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:

Double

Quartered

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Habit:

Bush

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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

Macy, Indiana

Gardiner, Maine

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 9, 2009, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

I was able to find this rose listed at the Antique Rose Emporium website with this information: "This Moss rose was named for the French general who commanded Napoleon’s army in Egypt and was assassinated in Cairo in 1800. ‘Général Kléber’ offers few thorns and is a vigorous upright shrub with mint green foliage. The well mossed buds open to lush, fragrant, quartered, pink blooms, evidence of its close relationship to the Centifolia. 1856, Z4-9, 4-6'."

I've grown this rose for about 15 years with fair results. It is perfectly at home here when winters can see temperatures as low as -24F!