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

Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'America'
  • 'JACclam'

Common names
  • Rose
Also sold as:
  • Climbing America

Photo Gallery
Photo by Mike
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: June 2019
Heavenly fragrance

Date: 2021-08-14
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: April 2020
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: April 2020 
Color glows in the late afternoon
Photo by oliversf
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Date: June 2007
Location: My garden in SoCal.
Date: 2018-11-20
My first climbing rose (from Armstrong Nursery). It was delivered
Location: Youngsville, LA
Date: 2011-04-08
1st flush in of blooms in Spring
Photo by zuzu

Date: 2022-05-18

Date: 2020-05-17
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: April 2020
Heavenly fragrance!
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Date: 2006-05-10
Location: Barson's Greenhouse, Westland, MI
Date: 2010-05-28

Date: 2011-05-13

Date: 2022-05-19

Date: 2022-05-19

Date: 2022-05-19
Photo by Newyorkrita
Photo by oliversf
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: August 2019
Photo by oliversf
Location: Barson's Greenhouse, Westland, MI
Date: 2010-07-10
Photo by Newyorkrita
Photo by Steve812
Location: Barson's Greenhouse, Westland, MI
Date: 2010-05-28
Location: Barson's Greenhouse, Westland, MI
Date: 2010-05-28
Photo by Steve812

Date: 2022-05-11
Photo by oliversf
Photo by Mike
Photo by Mike
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2015-05-09
At the Tampa Rose Society show
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  • Posted by GardensJohn (Virginia Beach, VA - Zone 8a) on Jun 25, 2021 8:16 AM concerning plant:
    I love Rosa 'America'. It's my favorite rose. However, it getting very difficult to find in garden centers or nurseries. Even the online rose stores are either sold out or not in stock. I was able to buy two from Heirloom Roses this year. They seemed to be the only ones that were carrying it. When my two own root rose bushes get big enough, I may try my hand at either rooting or taking a cutting to propagate a few more. That will be a new gardening attempt for me!
  • Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Oct 27, 2018 11:22 AM concerning plant:
    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!
  • Posted by GardensJohn (Virginia Beach, VA - Zone 8a) on Jun 14, 2021 11:37 AM concerning plant:
    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!
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 16, 2011 10:46 AM concerning plant:
    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.

  • Posted by gardenfish (Arkansas - Zone 7b) on Aug 10, 2019 9:46 AM concerning plant:
    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.
Plant Events from our members
_Bleu_ On November 18, 2018 Obtained plant
tabbycat On March 21, 2024 Miscellaneous Event
Pretty healthy do to 3 in 1 & banana peels. Lovely dark Spring foliage is full of buds for Easter.
tabbycat On April 1, 2023 Bloomed
Lots of new growth & lots of buds but this is 1st flower of 2023
tabbycat On April 22, 2022 Transplanted
Watered well then dug early in shade 6 plants well rooted from cuttings taken in Dec. Different sizes & 2 with a bud already. Put on porch in bright light not to shock too bad.
tabbycat On April 15, 2022 Bloomed
I trimmed & fertilized mid March & its put out lots of growth & 1st flower. Love the burgundy new growth. NOTE I also have new growth on 5 or 6 cuttings I rooted over winter at its base. will dig soon & pot up
tabbycat On March 25, 2022 Bloomed
New burgundy stema & flowers are starting
tabbycat On April 13, 2021 Bloomed
1st flower of 2021
tabbycat On March 4, 2021 Maintenance performed
Trimmed to 4' & put Bayer 3n1
GardensJohn On July 15, 2021 Bloomed
I got my first bloom on my 'America' own root rose! The bloom is little, but compared to the size of the bush, it is definitely the right proportion. I love the color!
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.
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