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PlantFiles: 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 Soaring Spirits, WEKbecfoj)
Hybridized by Carruth; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Modern Climber

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly

Trained to climb

Patent Information:

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Gardenelf58 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 chicochi3 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, and in select garden centers in the Spring of 2006.


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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