'Champney's Pink Cluster'

(Pronounced: CHAMP-knees Pink Cluster)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Champney's Pink Cluster' , 'Champney's Rose'

 

'Champney's Pink Cluster'

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'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'

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'Champney's Pink Cluster' forms large clusters of double, light pink, fragrant flowers that bloom in late spring and early summer.

 

'Champney's Pink Cluster'

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The flowers occur in massive clusters, and are highly fragrant.

 
 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'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.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensis

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

N

 
SEED
PARENT:

R. chinensis  

POLLEN
PARENT:

R. moschata  

BREEDER:

Champneys  

INTRODUCED:

'Champney's Pink Cluster' was introduced by John Champney in the United States, ca. 1802.  

DATE:

1811 [ United States ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

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.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is medium green to dark green and glossy.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

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.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
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).

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

lp - Light pink. 'Champney's Pink Cluster' blooms are soft pink, tinged with lilac. The buds are a dark pink.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

vf - Very fragrant. 'Champney's Pink Cluster' has a very strong fragrance, one of the sweetest of any rose.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 6 - 9  

CULTURE:

'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.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Champney's Pink Cluster' is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Availability is limited

While 'Champney's Pink Cluster' is capable of climbing up through small trees, it prefers a sunny location.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

'Champney's Pink Cluster' makes an outstanding pillar rose.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, p. 85.

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 78.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 22.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, pp. 16, 374.

Taylor. (Maggie Oster, Consulting Ed.r). Taylor's Pocket Guide to Old-fashioned Roses. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.. 1989, p. 97.

Welch, William C.. Antique Roses for the South. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1990, pp. 55, 64, 79, 121, 140, 145.

Welch, William C.. Perennial Garden Color. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1989, pp. 216, 238-239.

Welch, William C. and Grant, Greg.. The Southern Heirloom Garden. Dallas: Taylor Publishing. 1995, p. 161.