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ROSA 'Le Vésuve'

Image of Rosa 'Le Vésuve'

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

ROSA 'Le Vésuve'

Plant Common Name

Climbing Rose, Le Vésuve Climbing Rose

General Description

The "old rose" 'Le Vésuve' produces a steady succession of mildly fragrant, china-pink roses on slender, upright to scrambling canes. This 1825 introduction is probably a hybrid between a China Rose and a Tea Rose.

This cold-tender deciduous shrub has prickly stems with dark gray-green leaves. From spring to fall (or year-round in frost-free gardens), 'Le Vésuve' bears numerous medium-sized, double, rounded roses with rolled-edged petals. The soft-pink, carmine-shaded blooms open from pointed buds of classic "tea rose" shape. This rose typically forms a dense, head-high shrub, but may sometimes assume a rambling habit.

This tough, disease-resistant shrub rose grows best in mild climates. It prefers full to part sun and good air circulation, and tolerates a wide variety of soils. Use it in mixed borders and cottage gardens, or train it.on a trellis or pergola.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    5'-8' / 1.5m - 2.4m

  • Width

    6'-10' / 1.8m - 3.0m

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink, Light Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Gray Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Gray Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Gray Green, Dark Green

  • Bark Color

    Green, Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    Yes

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No