Rose (Rosa 'Westerland') in the Roses Database

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Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Petal count: double: 16-25 petals
Rose bloom color: Orange and orange blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Apricot-orange blend
Growth Habit: Can be grown as climber; typically 5-12 feet
Fragrance: Strong
Misc: Shade tolerant
Hybridizer & year: Reimer Kordes, 1969
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: 5-12 feet
Plant Spread: 5-6 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Other: 2007 Great Plant Picks Winner
Parentage: Friedrich Worlein x Circus
Child plants: 5 child plants


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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 16, 2011 10:32 AM

Westerland is one of the very few climbing roses that I grow and one of the very first roses added to my garden. I chose it because of its lovely flowers and disease resistance. I do spray with systemic fungicide, but Westerland is one of the few roses in my garden that really doesn't need the spraying. The first year I grew roses I didn't spray. My Austins were a blackspot mess while Westerland stayed shiny and blackspot-free. Great rose that loves to bloom.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 11:20 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"‘Westerland’ is a rose for the bold and daring gardener. It seems to demand attention with its very bright orange, semi-double, three inch flowers. It is best used as a pillar rose or as a large specimen shrub. Qualities of disease resistance, cold hardiness and fragrance put this rose in a class of its own. This is another Kordes introduction."

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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Sep 29, 2011 3:14 PM

The canes on this rose are so thick and strong that they have to be trained early, while they're still pliable. If you wait too long, they won't bend at all.

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