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Also sold as:
Climbing America

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Orange pink
Extra Bloom Info: In small clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Large-flowered climber
Extra Color Info: salmon-pink, with lighter reverse
Growth Habit: Typically 10-12 feet
Fragrance: Moderate
Hybridizer & year: William A. Warriner, 1976
Optimal growing zones: USDA zones 4-9
Awards: AARS: 1976

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)
Plant Height: 10-12 feet
Plant Spread: 4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Orange-pink
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Child plants: one child plant


The Most Loved and Beautiful of FlowersThe Most Loved and Beautiful of Flowers
By Mike on February 9, 2013

Some know it as the Queen of Flowers; others call it by its family name, Rosaceae. But most of us know it, quite simply, as the rose. Whether grown in gardens, depicted in drawings, or praised in poetry, it is one of the most loved and beautiful of all flowers. This article briefly describes its history, explains its basic classifications, and provides descriptions and photographs of some of the most interesting and diverse specimens of the rose, the most beautiful of the flowering plants.

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Location: My garden in SoCal.Date: 2018-11-20My first climbing rose (from Armstrong Nursery). It was delivered
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Location: Youngsville, LADate: 2011-04-081st flush in of blooms in Spring
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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 16, 2011 10:46 AM

America is a beautiful and unusual off-pink colored rose with a typical high-centered hybrid tea form of flower. Here in my garden it does need strictly scheduled spraying for blackspot since I want it to be blackspot-free. Not a rose that can miss a spraying and stay blackspot-free.

It is supposed to be a climber but mine simply refuses to climb and has remained a bare knees shrub for years. As I love the flower, I just planted some lower growing floribundas in front of it and let it do as it wants.

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Oct 27, 2018 11:22 AM

I have the climbing variety I started from a cutting from a friend about 8 years ago. It gets 8ft. long and is sprawling on my wood fence. The salmon-colored flowers are a pleasant addition that brightens the aged fence. I trim my climbers in Oct. most years and it encourages them to send out a last flush of buds here in zone 9 before our 1st frost or freeze in about December. 'America' is doing so now. How lovely!

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Posted by gardenfish (Arkansas - Zone 7b) on Aug 10, 2019 9:46 AM

I planted this rose 5 years ago. I didn't know how to cut back climbing roses, so in February I cut it back just like a shrub hybrid rose. Oops! it didn't seem to mind, rewarding me with so many blooms it bent the trellis. Top star performer! Blooms continuously for me from march through the first hard frost. it is so breathtaking when in full bloom in the spring I have had people driving by stop and ask me the variety. I have found it to have only moderate resistance to black spot, but black spot is endemic in my area, You seldom see any roses that don't have it. The blooms have a beautiful swirl pattern when they open, and the fragrance is reminiscent of the hybrid tea 'Fragrant Cloud.' It produces large, strong canes each year.

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Posted by GardensJohn on Jun 14, 2021 11:37 AM

This is my all time favorite rose. I love its salmon color! I planted three of these roses years ago and love the way they grow and bloom. I lost all of them through neglect, but have finally reordered them and added them to my garden again this year. They came as 'own root roses' from Heirloom Roses (first time I've ever ordered a plant online). They didn't look very good when they arrived. The canes that obviously began growing while in the box during shipment looked almost translucent and yellow. I planted them, gave them some fish emulsion fertilizer as recommended, and now a week later they are green, leafing out nicely, and growing!

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Plant Events from our members
_Bleu_ On November 18, 2018 Obtained plant
GardensJohn On June 3, 2021 Obtained plant
Climbing 'America' rose is my all time favorite. I love the color and it's huge blooms. This was the first 'own root rose' I've ever ordered on line. I ordered it from Heirloom Roses. They arrived looking really anemic and sickly. I planted them, and now, a week later (June 14) they are green and leafing out.
tabbycat On April 13, 2021 Bloomed
1st flower of 2021
tabbycat On March 4, 2021 Maintenance performed
Trimmed to 4' & put Bayer 3n1
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