Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info) Cultivar: Fourth of July Additional cultivar information: (PP11518, aka Crazy for You, WEKroalt, Hanabi, Climbing Fourth of July) Hybridized by Carruth; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999
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)
Bloom Color: Red blend (rb)
Bloom Shape: Semi-double
Flower Fragrance: Very Fragrant
Bloom Time: Blooms repeatedly
Habit: Trained to climb
Patent Information: Patented
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
On Dec 9, 2011, Sandwichkatexan from Copperas Cove, TX wrote:
Have it planted so it grows on my gazebo . I love the flowers in spring when our weather is cooler the variegation is stunning then , However when the Texas heat hits the flowers turn dark red with faint variegation . I still however love how it looks when it is covered in blooms . The only negative is the thorns this has to be the thorniest climber ever it makes it difficult (AND PAINFUL) to train the canes up the pillars of the gazebo .
I had one of these and agree that it's a spectacular beauty. Love the fragrance too. It's not a common rose fragrance at all.
I gave mine to my dear friend and neighbor because I had no patience with the thorns. It's a VERY thorny rose.
Since she lives right next door, I can still enjoy it, but don't have to deal with those thorns.
On Mar 20, 2010, Karldan from Norfolk, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:
This rose has moved with me three times. From my father's house, to an apartment, and now in my own garden. When it was dug it up from the apartment, the main root broke off, no problem for this sturdy beauty. Indeed, the root I left deep in the ground grew another bush. Very floriferous and sturdy, disease and pest resistant.
On Mar 11, 2009, madamecp from Denver, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:
I planted one in May 2008, after wanting one since a year before that.
It's hard to believe how well it grows here! It grew plenty of large canes during the year, it flowered prolifically until after the frosts hit. I think I fertilized it all of once... though I did at least water it enough to get it established.
The wackiest thing is that it has been growing strongly this year, since February (admittedly it's been hot quite often). I cringed... then we got a mild snow storm, followed by temperatures in the low teens. It's still growing, no damage, it didn't care at all.
It's in a reasonably sheltered spot (doesn't get as sun-fried as my other roses), with space to eventually grow up a fence and a garage wall (I haven't trained it yet, it's simply caning all over the place... definitely an item on this year's "to do" list. I honestly had not been expecting it to grow nearly as fast as it did).
I planted three of them three years ago. They're my favorite looking rose, very pretty pure white and bright red flower. They've grown well for me here in Omaha NE with one drawback - for some reason they have a very short bloom time. They bloom proliferously for about three weeks in May or June, and then the rest of the season each plant will have no more than two or three flowers at most.
On Jan 17, 2006, wallaby1 from Lincoln United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:
I bought this as Crazy For You in the UK, and it has now had 4 seasons growth. Last year it grew to around 5' tall, and had many flowers of varying colour formations. The red is a vibrant scarlet, almost unbelievable, mixed with a milky white it certainly has impact. The foliage is robust and healthy, and reminds me of a rugosa rose floiage, a good deep green and plenty of it. It produces large clusters of flowers to around 3" across, but they do not open flat, and remain cupped.
I have never smelt a rose with this sort of fragrance, it is such a pleasure you must walk by it at least twice a day to have a drink of it! It is a fruity fragrance, rather like a fruit salad with a touch of lemon, this rose has it all!
It seems to flower forever, starting quite early, and will throw up strong new stems with even more flowers topping them. Mine is growing amongst clematis flammula, which it supported from one side, white mophead hydrangea, which supported it from another, and phlox Nicky which was supported both it on another side. The effect was stunning.
On Sep 3, 2004, Starbaby01 from Philadelphia, PA wrote:
This an absolutely beautiful rose!!. Fast growing, a climber and the frangrance is heaven. The colors are so vibrant. Almost everywhere I have lived I have bought one and I always get compliments. I bought mine from MissionHills Nursery (the only one I found that sells it).
On Oct 17, 2002, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
As bright and colorful as the Fourth of July! The colors on this just don't quit.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Fayetteville, Arkansas Aromas, California Boulder Creek, California Cazadero, California Citrus Heights, California Clovis, California Fairview, California Lancaster, California Perris, California San Francisco, California San Jose, California (2 reports) San Leandro, California San Pedro, California Sonoma, California Denver, Colorado Grand Junction, Colorado Oxford, Connecticut Stamford, Connecticut Eatonville, Florida Seffner, Florida South China, Maine North Lakeville, Massachusetts Elkhorn, Nebraska Bedford, New Hampshire Dunellen, New Jersey Albuquerque, New Mexico Deming, New Mexico Roswell, New Mexico Albany, New York Bethlehem, North Carolina Corning, Ohio Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Tulsa, Oklahoma Monmouth, Oregon Salem, Oregon Wernersville, Pennsylvania Eagleton Village, Tennessee , Texas Copperas Cove, Texas Garland, Texas San Antonio, Texas Westover Hills, Texas Layton, Utah Norfolk, Virginia