Large Flowered Climbing Rose
Rosa 'Handel'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Handel
Additional cultivar information:(aka MACha, Handel, Haendel, McGredy's Hndel)
Hybridized by McGredy
Registered or introduced: 1965
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Class:

Modern Climber

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Double

Cupped

Tea shaped

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Trained to climb

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Other Details:

Stems are nearly thornless

Pruning Instructions:

Avoid pruning

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

By simple layering

By air layering

By tip layering

Regional

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

,

Chula Vista, California

Willis, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On May 28, 2007, val0822 from Media, PA wrote:

I have to take back what I said 2 years ago - this has hardly grown at all in 2 years and despite my best efforts has major black spot. I'm going to replace them.

Not much fragrance but spectacularly beautiful flowers. Lots of blooms in a fairly short time. I've only had it a year but I have hopes it will be a real show-stopper when it gets larger. I also have seen a tendancy to black spot.

Positive

On Oct 27, 2006, JeanneTX from Willis, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This Beautiful Climber from Sam McGredy is wonderful and gets quite large

Positive

On Jul 9, 2005, fluffygrue from Manchester
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

Beautiful rose, with pale pink blooms edged in bright pink. Dark bronze foliage contrasts well, and it seems to be quite vigorous. Sadly it seems quite prone to black-spot.

Neutral

On Jun 11, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred and introduced in Ireland. Light, honey, fragrance.

Parentage:
Seed: Columbine
Pollen: Heidelberg