Large Flowered Climbing Rose
Rosa 'Compassion'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Compassion
Additional cultivar information:(aka Belle de Londres)
Hybridized by Harkness
Registered or introduced: 1972
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Class:

Modern Climber

Height:

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)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 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)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:

Orange pink (op)

Bloom Shape:

Double

Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Trained to climb

Trained on pillar

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Pruning Instructions:

Avoid pruning

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By grafting

Regional

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

San Jose, California

Gardiner, Maine

Mill City, Oregon

Anacortes, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 5, 2003, Petsitterbarb from Claremore, OK wrote:

"Compassion" is a wonderful apricot climber, and totally healthy for me here in zone 6 ( I do NOT spray!). It's a definite KEEPER, in my opinion. Similar to "Awakening", but healthier and far fewer thorns!