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Alternative cultivar names:
'Shadow Dancer'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: semi-double: 8-15 petals
Rose bloom color: Pink blend
Extra Bloom Info: Ruffled petals
Rebloom: Good
Class: Large-flowered climber
Extra Color Info: Deep pink with red stripes
Growth Habit: Typically 6-10 feet
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: Ralph S. Moore, 1998
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Plant Height: 6-10 feet
Plant Spread: 4-5 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Pink and red
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Dortmund x seedling of: Dortmund
Child plants: one child plant

Photographed with white gladiolus to capture color accurately

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Photographed with white gladiolus to capture color accurately
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Posted by Dewberry (Austin, TX) on Jan 18, 2021 11:46 AM

This rose is impressive:

I had one in Lubbock, TX, where it's very difficult and often impossible to grow things because of the salty, alkaline, heavy clay soil; hot dry climate (in bad years many days are hotter than 110 degrees and the annual rainfall may be at desert levels.); extreme winds; dust storms; occasional bad hail; and surprisingly cold winters.

Our Shadow Dancer rose bloomed profusely all season long. It grew up an A-frame porch swing in the yard, neatly covering one leg of the frame and the top of the frame with masses of big ruffled red and pink blooms, which have a strong raspberry scent. The foliage was also nice and healthy.

Really, this rose could rightly be the most popular climbing rose in the world. But instead it is almost impossible to find. I'd dearly like to persuade growers and retailers to give us Shadow Dancer. It was introduced just more than 20 years ago, so I guess it's out of patent and they wouldn't have to pay for a patent license. Why on earth don't they add this jewel?

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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Sep 29, 2011 4:56 PM

This beautiful climber is exceptionally difficult to find in commerce, and for no apparent reason. It grows well, even on its own roots, and blooms often.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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