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PlantFiles: Large Flowered Climbing Rose
Rosa 'Eden Climber'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Eden Climber
Additional cultivar information: (PP6892, aka Eden 88, Eden Rose 85, Pierre de Ronsard, MEIviolin)
Hybridized by Meilland; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1987

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22 members have or want this plant for trade.

Modern Climber

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
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)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:
Pink blend (pb)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly

Trained to climb

Patent Information:

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

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

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8 positives
2 neutrals
2 negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive cinemike On Jun 7, 2013, cinemike from CREZIERES
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

I bought this climber in the gardens of the Chateau of Amboise in the Loire valley. The only real possibility for a climbing rose in my garden is the terrace pergola, but that meant planting it in the edge of the courtyard - the soil there is barely soil - rocky chalky grunge is more like it, but it excavated a 2' hole and filled it with a mix of better soil and compost.
The rose has survived four summers and three winters and has grown considerably, but it still is only halfway up the pergola.
I love the luscious almost erotic blooms and the colour combination.
It may be resistant to black spot, but it is not completely immune to the disease.
Incidentally, the name should really be 'Pierre de Ronsard' as it was bred to celebrate the work of that poet who was also a passionate gardener. Alas the marketing men think that anglo saxons can't pronounce such exotic French names....

Positive Glenn3 On Jul 1, 2010, Glenn3 from Camden, ME wrote:

Here in Maine it will winter kill if left out in the elements. With some difficulty, we have learned how to take it off our post and rail fence for the winter, and cover it with a thick layer of bagged leaves to get it through the winter. It's a lot of work, but the payoff is outstanding!

Negative greenthum3 On Aug 28, 2009, greenthum3 from Jacksonville, FL wrote:

I've grown this one for 2 seasons and it has yet to bloom. Lots of growth but not a single bloom. I haven't given up yet.

Negative monniemon On Jun 10, 2009, monniemon from Lansdale, PA wrote:

UPDATE: The climbing eden roses i purchased is winter hardy for zone 6, however eden rose is NOT summer hardy, this rose burns, it burns badly, I have one planted under a tree in the front over the arbor and it gets a little sun and it still burns. i have 2 beautiful big bushes loaded with burned roses, what a heartbreaking site!!! I have replaced on and iam replacing the other with a climbing angel face. This rose is no good if your zone temperatures get above 85 degrees with high humidity, my neice seems to think it is the humidity that is causing the rose to burn and not the hight temps, whatever the reason this rose has not worked out for me, i have 98 roses in my gardens and the eden and sombreuil climbers where the only ones that burned and had to be replaced.


Positive Simon321 On Feb 19, 2009, Simon321 from Bethlehem, PA wrote:

This rose covered my arbor within two seasons. When it is in full bloom, it can't be beat with gorgeous flowers and a scent that fills the yard. The rest of the summer it will produce a very few more blooms and does tend to fall victim to black spot.

Neutral gxiong On Jun 17, 2008, gxiong from Knoxville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is a fast growing rose. In one year it grew to ten feet tall. I allowed it to arch naturally to soften the size and fill up the space. The rose color is ivory with pink tinted edges. The bloom lasts quite a long time (weeks on the bush) and also makes a great cut flower. The scent is subtle. Described as a repeat bloomer, I am somewhat disappointed that it has yet to produce a second showing. Also, if not sprayed early on, the rose tends to fall victim to black spot around the lower branches.

Positive jamie68 On Jun 23, 2006, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have wanted this rose for a long, LONG time - and finally have it, 2 of them growing over an arbor in my newly redone backyard. This is one of those roses that can take your breath away when well grown -- just a beautiful rose!!

Positive Gindee77 On May 16, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a very pretty rose, the blooms are soft baby pink on the outer petals and the color intensifies as they get farther into the center of the rose. It's a good bloomer.

Positive sugarlump On Jan 8, 2005, sugarlump from Louisville, KY wrote:

I had the climbing version of 'Eden' growing against a fence along my driveway, and it was one of the most beautiful roses in my garden. Very heavy blooming, good repeat. Very lovely coloring, pink in the center of the flower intensifies with time and the outer edges are creamy pink. Very beautiful, old fashion type rose. Mine had to be dug out as it became diseased, but I plan to replace it this spring.

Positive Kell On May 30, 2004, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Rapid grower and profuse bloomer. At first blooms are well rounded like a ball with many petals. The tops are a dark pink with the rest white. Slowly over the next few days the blooms loosen and take on a cupped shaped. The pink becomes softer and as the bloom ages it becomes all white. These were long lasting blooms though the weather has been cool in the 60s and lower 70s.

Positive jimmnicole On Feb 11, 2004, jimmnicole from Castro Valley, CA wrote:

This Rose has been completely virus free in my garden. The leaves are never yellow and are always free of powdery mildew. The blooms last a very long time on the plant as well as in the vase.

Neutral JSS On Aug 2, 2001, JSS from Cordova, MD wrote:

Flowers are double and quite fragrant.
Blooming season is summer only.
Large-flowered climber.
Pink blend, White with pink edged blooms.
55-60 petals.
Average diameter 3 in.
Double, globular, large bloom form.


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

, (2 reports)
Castro Valley, California
Clovis, California
Modesto, California
Petaluma, California
San Anselmo, California
San Leandro, California
Jacksonville, Florida
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Augusta, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Hampton, Illinois
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Coushatta, Louisiana
Camden, Maine
Freehold, New Jersey
Durham, North Carolina
Marion, North Carolina
Dallas, Oregon
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Memphis, Tennessee
Gilmer, Texas
Winchester, Virginia
Vancouver, Washington

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