Large-flowered Climbing Rose
Rosa 'Soaring Spirits'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Soaring Spirits
Additional cultivar information:(PP18033; aka WEKbecfoj, Soaring Spirits)
Hybridized by Carruth
Registered or introduced: 2005
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Class:

Modern Climber

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Pink blend (pb)

Bloom Shape:

Single

Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Habit:

Trained to climb

Patent Information:

Patented

Other Details:

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Sets hips

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Fayetteville, Arkansas

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

Fallston, Maryland

Indiana, Pennsylvania

San Antonio, Texas

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 2, 2010, Gardenelf58 from Indiana, PA wrote:

Four years ago our preschool class at our Early Care and Education Center chose this rose for their garden. It has grown vigorously, blooms in flushes spring, summer and fall, and has had no problems with pests or disease. People comment on it all the time. ( It is planted right next to our Peace Pole.)

Neutral

On May 19, 2005, chicochi3 from Fayetteville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

"Soaring Spirits" was hybridized by Tom Carrot of Weeks Roses, and is a new cream, pink, and yellow striped climber named for those who worked in the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center. "Soaring Spirits" is a beauty that reaches for the sky and flowers throughout the season.

Weeks Roses will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each rose to Septembers Mission.

"Soaring Spirits" will be available in the Spring of 2005 through Edmunds Roses at http://www.edmundsroses.com, and in select garden centers in the Spring of 2006.