'Champney's Pink Cluster'
(Pronounced: CHAMP-knees Pink Cluster)
'Champney's Pink Cluster' , 'Champney's Rose'
'Champney's Pink Cluster' was the first of the Noisette roses. It was bred by John Champneys in South Carolina between 1802 and 1805.
'Champney's Pink Cluster' forms large clusters of double, light pink, fragrant flowers that bloom in late spring and early summer.
The flowers occur in massive clusters, and are highly fragrant.
'Champney's Pink Cluster' was the first of the Noisette roses. It was bred by John Champneys in South Carolina between 1802 and 1805. The medium sized (2-1/2"), double, light pink, very fragrant flowers occur in clusters, and repeat in cycles.
'Champney's Pink Cluster' makes an outstanding pillar rose, or moderate climber. Be sure to plant it in a location where you can enjoy its outstanding fragrance.
'Champney's Pink Cluster' was introduced by John Champney in the United States, ca. 1802.
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|PLANT SIZE |
Height: 4 ' to 8 ' Width: 3 ' to 3 '
'Champney's Pink Cluster' is a vigorous climber that may be as small as 8' tall, but it can attain heights of up to 15' and widths of 8'. The canes are long and arching.
The foliage is medium green to dark green and glossy.
R - Repeat bloom. 'Champney's Pink Cluster' starts blooming in late April in the Texas Hill Country and continues blooming into the early summer. It seems to repeat bloom well if given sufficient water and fertilizer.
| Flower Size: 2.00" to 2.50" Cluster Size: 5 to 10 Petal Count: 35 to 40 |
The flowers of 'Champney's Pink Cluster' are small (1-1/2" to 2"), cupped, and double (24 petals).
lp - Light pink. 'Champney's Pink Cluster' blooms are soft pink, tinged with lilac. The buds are a dark pink.
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vf - Very fragrant. 'Champney's Pink Cluster' has a very strong fragrance, one of the sweetest of any rose.
Zones 6 - 9
'Champney's Pink Cluster' is normally very disease resistant and will tolerate poorer soils. However, it may become susceptible to some fungal diseases in subjected to low light and poor air circulation.
'Champney's Pink Cluster' is easily propagated from cuttings.
While 'Champney's Pink Cluster' is capable of climbing up through small trees, it prefers a sunny location.
'Champney's Pink Cluster' makes an outstanding pillar rose.
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