Kathleen Harrop...anyone familiar with this climbing rose

cadillactasteJune 28, 2014

I am looking for something that is climbing that is "non-toxic" to dogs. That can handle semi shade. I am thinking this fits the bill. Would love for it to fill the trellis...

What is the care for such a climbing rose? I have ground cover roses...that are easy. Wasn't sure if these took more care to keep happy.

"Kathleen Harrop
Introduced in 1919, Kathleen Harrop is a sport of "Zephirine Drouhin" Bourbon rose. Noted for being more shade-tolerant than many rose plants, it is hardy to USDA Zone 5. Kathleen Harrop blooms with pink, semi-double blossoms continuously throughout the season, and grows to be approximately 10 feet in height."

Read more : http://www.ehow.com/list_7529078_climbing-zone-five-partial-sun.html

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cadillactaste

Though...I do like those miniature roses...'Jeanne La Joie' (Rosa) is what this one was called. Though thorns and training it up the trellis has me a bit timid.

Of these two...which would you feel the best choice? For someone not super knowledgable of roses...

    Bookmark   June 28, 2014 at 7:40AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
comtessedelacouche (10b S.Australia: hotdryMedclimate)

Oh dear! No replies! I just happened to stumble on this as I was looking up KH references for a reply to an Antique Roses Forum query.

So, FWIW, in case you're still hanging out for a response, I am familiar with KH in the sense of having admired her often at a local specialist rose display garden, and from what I've read, but haven't grown her myself.

She's a very pretty lady indeed, but the main problem many people find with her and ZD is a strong tendency to mildew, so if you're aware of mildew being a common problem in your area, she may not be the best choice. Having said that, some people have none, or minimal mildew that doesn't seem to affect the plant's overall health and vigour, etc. The open trellis in your photo would be ideal for her, since it should give good airflow around her, which will help minimise any mildew attacks.

Apart from that, she should be very easy to train however you would like her over that lattice, and would look delightful!.. with the bonus of a lovely perfume. Old climbing roses like this don't have to be pruned much; just cut out any dead or unproductive canes at the base once a year. You can deadhead or not, as you choose (helps stimulate more repeat blooms)...really very easy-care. Some people spray with milk and water for mildew prevention, you could try the organic rose growing forum or other web references for more info on this.

If you have any further queries on this or other older type roses (i.e. not including modern hybrid teas and floribundas) I highly recommend the Antique Rose Forum here on gardenweb. It's massively popular - currently getting up to 10 new threads a day - and always lots of highly knowledgeable folk happy to share their knowledge and love/obsession for these lovely old garden subjects.

Another great resource is the website 'HelpMeFind' for info, photos and comments on all kinds of roses.

Hope this helps.

Comtesse :-)

    Bookmark   August 30, 2014 at 1:51AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Seeking R. Primula
I'd happily get this from a nursery if I could find...
Helen Forsyth
Wish me luck!
So, I recently got the chance to get a few Red Intuition...
Joe Moose, Zone 9A
Rose Tree Grafting Project: Hydra & Ninetails/Kurama
I've recently learn about the "40 fruits tree"...
blackjacket
Wanted: Climbing iceburg
I have a rooted Charlotte that I could trade.
kathygold2003
How to start rugosa rose seeds?
I received some of these in a trade. I cold stratted...
zzackey
Sponsored Products
Cotton Cable Knit Sweater Decorative Pillow
Overstock.com
THN .75 Night Stand - Artless
$1,400.00 | HORNE
Burwick Collection 19 1/2� High Outdoor Light
Lamps Plus
Rum Beach Chair
FRONTGATE
Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Braided Accent Rug: Colonial Mills Rugs Jackson
Home Depot
Kartell | Masters Stool
$490.00 | YLighting
Artifort | Butterfly Chair
YLiving.com
Shark NV480 Rocket Professional Lightweight Vacuum - 622356533898
$199.99 | Hayneedle
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™