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Climbing rose 'Morgengruss'

Rosa 'Morgengruss'

Climbing rose 'Morgengruss'

Rosa 'Morgengruss'

Decoration form flowers
Color of flowers salmon pink
Flowering month VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
Evergreen plant no
Plants height 2-4 m
Annual growth 1-2 m
Aspect sun, 3/4 sun, 1/2 sun
Frost hardiness Zones 5 - 8

Long-flowering cultivar of double, elaborate, pink-orange flowers. Vigorous and disease resistant.  


WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers 8 cm across, double, pink-orange; flowering starts in VI and is repeated many times until autumn. Pleasantly, strongly scented. Leaves dark green, glossy. Stems are thick, caned, 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 2-4 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. The cultivar is vigorous and disease 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 in hedges, along walls, entrance gates or romantic arbours.  Grown without supports, it may be a feature in a large rock garden.

ORIGIN: Germany. Raised by Wilhelm J.H. Kordes in 1962.