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Large-flowered Climbing Rose 'Pink Don Juan'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink Don Juan
Hybridized by Nelson-Certified Roses
Registered or introduced: 1997
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Modern Climber


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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:

Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly


Trained to climb

Trained on pillar

Patent Information:


Other Details:

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Pruning Instructions:

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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:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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

Vincent, Alabama

Merced, California

Redding, California

Green Cove Springs, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Evansville, Indiana

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Honeoye Falls, New York

Winston Salem, North Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Fort Worth, Texas

Midland, Texas

Paris, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 18, 2010, Katherine_in_CA from Redding, CA wrote:

This is a gorgeous, vibrant, pink rose. Mine seems decently resistant to black spot. I have just started taking live cuttings of my Pink Don Juan rose (March 2010) I am using both live green wood, and brown wood for my cuttings. My plant was purchased from the Naval Air Station store down in Lemoore, Ca. in 2001. It did not do so well down there due to the heat (100-115 F in the Summer), and the same is true here in Redding, Ca. (100+ F heat) It has a very soft light green stems, and is easily broken, so you may need to tie it off so the wind cannot damage it. I would place it in partial shade to keep the roses a vibrant pink color. The smell will blow you away, it's pungent, and wildly sweet. Bees love this rose! I will be adding pictures of it here once it starts blooming this Summer. I ... read more


On Apr 6, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Reportedly a pink/magenta sport of the red 'Don Juan'