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Flowers and Grasses

Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Climbing Rose (10 of 12)

Climbing Bourbon rose with semi-double fragrant pink blooms; repeat bloomer
Noted for being the most shade tolerant rose with very few thorns
Plant in rich, moist, but well-drained soil; fertilize monthly during growing season
Plant in full sun to partial shade
Prune after spring flush, removing oldest canes
Height: 10-15 feet; Width: 2-3 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 5-9:
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch over crown before the first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; remove mulch in spring.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; apply extra mulch before the first hard frost; remove mulch in spring.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade shade; apply extra mulch in fall.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade.

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