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Plant Profile: Rose ‘New Dawn’

rose-new-dawnThe first of the modern climbers, ‘New Dawn’ is a sport of ‘Dr. W. Van Fleet’ a fine rose but only blooms once. ‘ New Dawn’ became ancestor to many modern climbers including ‘Aloha’, ‘Coral Dawn’, ‘Parade’ and Pink Cloud’. It has also produced two sports of its own, ‘Awakening’ and ‘Weisse New Dawn’. ‘New Dawn has pale pink flowers that are produced in profusion either singly or in large loose clusters. The medium green foliage is glossy and very disease resistant. An excellent choice for a pillar or climber, and the flowers are good in the vase. Prune lightly has it blooms on old wood. Easy care and designated as an Earth Kind rose.

Type: Modern large flowered climber

Origin: Dreer,US, 1930

Parentage: Sport of ‘Dr. W. Van Fleet’

Flower Size: 2.8”

Petal Count: 35-40

Scent: Mild, sweet

Flowering: Two major flushes spring and fall with some blooming throughout the season

Plant Size: 13-30’ H x 8-20’ W

Hardiness: Zones 5-9

ARS Rating: 8.5