|Color of flowers||salmon-pink|
|Flowering month||VI, VII, VIII, IX, X VI, VII, VIII, IX, X|
|Plants height||3-4 m|
|Annual growth||1-3 m|
|Frost hardiness||5 - 8 Zones 5 - 8|
An exceptionally elegant cultivar, attracting attention with beautiful, salmon-pink flowers opening throughout summer. An additional ornamental feature of this rare cultivar are also dark green, glossy leaves.
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers 8–10 cm across, double, salmon-pink; appear abundantly in VI and continue until late autumn; pleasantly and strongly scented. Leaves dark green, glossy, stems spindly and thorny.
HOW IT GROWS: A vine that leans against supports rather than climb along them. The cultivar belongs to the Climbers group. Requires tying up. Strong-growing. The plant height depends on its support – in Poland it reaches 3-4 m. The supports should be sufficiently extensive and solid.
WHERE TO PLANT: Requires a sunny or semi-shaded site. The soil should be fertile and moist but well-drained. Thrives in a ground of slightly acidic or neutral pH. Relatively resistant. Hardy (zone 5–8).
HOW TO PLANT AND MAINTAIN: Before planting immerse the plant container in water for 10-30 min. Place the root ball in a 40 x 40 x 40 cm hole with a 10 cm layer of well-rotten manure or compost, 0.5-1 cm deeper than it was before. Fill the hole with fertile soil. In spring, dead and damaged shoots should be removed and the previous year growth should be cut back above the 3rd -5th “eye”, leaving the caned stems that provide structure.
HOW TO APPLY: The cultivar is recommended for house gardens, public greenery and parks, both in formal and natural areas. It may be trained along hedges or walls, entrance gates and romantic arbours.
ORIGIN: Discovered in the 60. in Norway by Lennard Mellbye.