Rose (Rosa 'Penny Lane') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Penny Lane'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size:Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape:Cupped
Petal count:very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color:Apricot and apricot blend
Extra Bloom Info:Ruffled petals, in clusters
Class:Large-flowered climber
Extra Color Info:Pink-apricot blend
Growth Habit:Typically 12-15 feet
Hybridizer & year:Harkness, 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:12-15 feet
Plant Spread:6-7 feet
Flower Color:Other: Apricot blend
Flower Time:Spring
Uses:Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant:Bees
Propagation: Other methods:Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Awards and Recognitions:RHS AGM
Parentage:Ann Harkness x New Dawn

In its Fifth Growing Season - Penny Lane in Predawn Light

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Location: Prescott, AZDate: 2017-09-03In its Fifth Growing Season - Penny Lane in Predawn Light
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Posted by Steve812 (Prescott, AZ - Zone 7b) on Sep 11, 2017 8:03 AM

By one measure Penny Lane is a very rare hybrid tea rose (judging from its flowers at peak form) that actually grows in my garden on its own roots. This puts it solidly in the top ten percent of HT roses I have attempted in the mountains of Arizona. So it has vigorous roots, it survives dozens of late spring freezes, and it grows well enough in summers with coolish nighttime temperatures. I've observed no fungal infections, and its blossoms, though fragrant, do not seem to be overly affected by thrips. This said, it is not the most vigorous rose in my garden where it grows on poor soil, gets by on meager rations of water, and competes with the damask rose Nouveau Monde. In about four or five growing seasons its one cane has reached chest height. This is a very convenient height for photographing roses, but not a very generous height for a climber.

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