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Hybrid Tea, Large-flowered Climbing Rose 'Michka'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Michka
Additional cultivar information:(aka MEIvaleir, Amber Glow, Garden Sun, Gteborgs Rosarium, Michka, Valerie)
Hybridized by Meilland
Registered or introduced: 1998
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Modern Climber


12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Bloom Color:

Yellow blend (yb)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly


Trained to climb

Patent Information:


Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Pruning Instructions:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone


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

Livermore, California

San Jose, California

Winnetka, Illinois

Nantucket, Massachusetts

Topsfield, Massachusetts

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 28, 2006, lejardin22 from Topsfield, MA wrote:

I live in Zone 5, approximately 20 miles south of the New Hampshire border, and for two years this rose has done very well. Despite receiving maybe three hours of sun/day it does bloom. Also, this summer and spring we have had record rainfalland that has not fazed it, either bloom- or disease -wise.


On Jun 15, 2005, elke from Colts Neck, NJ wrote:

my experience with this rose was both positive and negative -- for the first few seasons it grew vigorously and bloomed prolifically. BUT last season, after an especially harsh winter, it appeared to be dead, dead, dead -- canes were black. i had occasion to speak to steve hutton, pres. of conard pyle, parent company of star roses. he informed me that in pennsylvania, also zone 6, they experienced the same drastic dieback. his conclusion was that they released the rose rated for a zone farther north (zone 6) than it could survive over the long term. a few weeks after cutting my two climbers back to the ground in anticipation of grubbing them out, both had produced new canes, approx. 30 inches tall by late may. these appeared to be coming from above the bud union, not the rootstock. relucta... read more