Rose (Rosa 'Kathleen') in the Roses Database

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Small: under 2"
Bloom shape: Flat
Petal count: Single: 1-7 petals
Rose bloom color: Light pink
Extra Bloom Info: Single to semi-double, In large clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid musk
Extra Color Info: Palest pink, verging on white
Growth Habit: Climbing habit, 6-15 feet
Fragrance: Moderate
Misc: Thornless or almost thornless
Hybridizer & year: Rev. Joseph Hardwick Pemberton, 1922
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 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 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height: Up to 15 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Parentage: Daphne x Perle des Jardins
Child plants: one child plant

Kathleen

Scientists Seek Public Assistance in Tackling Rose Rosette DiseaseScientists Seek Public Assistance in Tackling Rose Rosette Disease
October 20, 2017

The team is pursuing three issues: the virus, the mite and rose plant resistance to the disease, according to Byrne, professor of Rosa and Prunus Breeding and Genetics for Texas A&M AgriLife Research, College Station, and Rose Rosette Disease Project director. And now they are soliciting help from people who like to grow roses as well.

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Posted by porkpal (Richmond, TX) on Oct 17, 2011 8:03 PM

My Kathleen grows wider than she is tall, sending out long supple canes tipped with sprays of delicate blooms. She survived the Texas drought of 2011 with minimal watering and is a reliable repeat bloomer.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 10, 2013 2:16 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"The perfect climber for a trellis by an old-fashioned love seat, ‘Kathleen’ has a multitude of five-petaled roses that look like apple blossoms - pale pink with a darker blush on the backs of the petals and with prominent yellow stamens. The musky scent is rich and sweet. The dark green leaves droop gracefully, creating a soft, romantic picture."

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