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PlantFiles: Large Flowered Climbing Rose
Rosa 'Coral Dawn'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Coral Dawn
Hybridized by Boerner; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1952

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Modern Climber


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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)

Bloom Color:
Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly

Trained to climb

Patent Information:

Other Details:

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth
Avoid pruning

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive kylie79 On Apr 28, 2009, kylie79 from Quitman, AR wrote:

This climbing rose is a big beautiful rose in a perfect shade of pink. It smells soooo good! I would recommend this rose to anyone.

Positive mikamouse On Jun 17, 2003, mikamouse from Warren, MI wrote:

This rose is similar to "New Dawn" except it is a darker shade of pink (not pale) & it is much more fragrant.


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

Quitman, Arkansas
Beverly, Massachusetts
Swansea, Massachusetts
Warren, Michigan
Ridgway, Pennsylvania
, Virginia

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