Rose (Rosa 'Altissimo') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Altissimo'
'DELmur'
'Sublimely Single'
'Altus'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: Flat
Petal count: Single: 1-7 petals
Rose bloom color: Medium red
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Other: Climbing floribunda
Growth Habit: Climbing 7-15 feet; suitable for training as pillar rose or tall shrub
Fragrance: Mild
Misc: Shade tolerant
Hybridizer & year: G. Delbard, 1966
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
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: 7-15 feet
Plant Spread: 6-8 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Tenor x seedling
Child plants: 5 child plants

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Comments:
Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Feb 5, 2014 12:39 AM

This sturdy climber will grow in part-shade without giving up any of its potential for almost continuous bloom. Several flushes of big and bright red blooms are followed by huge hips in winter. The canes are quite thick and climb quickly to about 8 feet. The rose can reach 12-15 feet in height, but that takes several years.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 10, 2013 3:58 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"There aren’t enough red climbers! Happily ‘Altissimo’ is the answer to everyone’s needs. It is a moderate climber - perfect for the eight foot porch pillar or trellis. Put it in a place of prominence as it will reward you with large, flat, semi-double velvety flowers of blood red throughout the season."

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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