Climbing Rose, Climbing Polyantha Rose 'Weeping China Doll'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Weeping China Doll
Additional cultivar information:(aka China Doll, Cl.)
Hybridized by Melville-Weeks
Registered or introduced: 1965
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Modern Climber


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly


Trained to climb

Can be trained as a standard or tree form

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Stems are nearly thornless

Sets hips

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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


Pensacola, Florida

Memphis, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:


On May 25, 2010, Txplantlady from Round Rock, TX wrote:

Soft light green leaves with few thorns. Branches have a beautiful weeping habit. If I don't cut them back they can grow quite long. I have seen the branches from ground to tip over 12' long. I have mine in an open work metal rose pillar and have to work at threading the branches through to the top so that I get a spectacular waterfall effect out of the top of the pillar. The scent is a soft tea rose. I can only smell it when the flowers first open. The flowers are small, but very full soft medium pink which fades lighter as they age. New and old blooms are very attractive. Sometimes it will cover an entire weeping branch with a heavy floral display, quite beautiful. Will drop many of the old blooms cleanly but also makes some tiny hips. The tiny hips evenually drop as well but they delay ... read more