'Baltimore Belle'

(Pronounced: BALL-ti-more BELL)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

'Baltimore Belle' , 'Belle de Baltimore'

'Baltimore Belle'

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'Baltimore Belle' is a healthy climbing rose with smallish clusters of moderately fragrant, very double, pale pink to white flowers.

 

'Baltimore Belle'

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The foliage is mid-green, and the growth habit is vigorous.

 

'Baltimore Belle'

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The growth habit of 'Baltimore Belle' is vigorous and climbing. It will reach heights of 10' to 15' and widths of 6' to 8'.

 

'Baltimore Belle'

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'Baltimore Belle' has a wonderful display of medium sized (0.3"), bright orange-red, globose hips in the fall. They occur in large clusters that reflect the large clusters of flowers that appeared in the spring.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

'Baltimore Belle' is a healthy climbing rose with smallish clusters of moderately fragrant, very double, pale pink to white flowers. The foliage is mid-green, and the growth habit is vigorous.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Synstylae

 
GROUP:

OGR

 
CLASS:

H Set

 
SEED
PARENT:

R. Setigera  

POLLEN
PARENT:

R. gallica hybrid  

BREEDER:

Feast  

INTRODUCED:

'Baltimore Belle' was introduced by Feast in 1843.  

DATE:

1843 [ USA ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    10 '     to    15 '           Width:    6 '     to    8 '



The growth habit of 'Baltimore Belle' is vigorous and climbing. It will reach heights of 10' to 15' and widths of 6' to 8'.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage of 'Baltimore Belle' is medium green, medium sized, slightly leathery, and matte. The leaflets have fine serrations.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

Once - 'Baltimore Belle' blooms in mid April in the Texas Hill Country and continues blooming for about six weeks.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    3.00"      to      2.50"           Cluster Size:    5      to      10           Petal Count:    0 to 0          

The blooms are medium sized, very double, and slightly cupped. They occur in moderately dense clusters of 5 - 10 flowers.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

'Baltimore Belle' blooms are a delicate pale blush rose pink when they open and they fade to nearly white.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

MF - Moderately fragrant. The blooms have a moderate fragrance.

 
HIPS:

Orange Red. 'Baltimore Belle' has medium sized orange-red globose hips. That appear in medium clusters in the fall.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 5 - 9  

CULTURE:

'Baltimore Belle' is a very forgiving rose that blooms profusely and reliably even under less than ideal conditions. It has no apparent disease or cultural problems.

 
PROPAGATION:

'Baltimore Belle' is easily propagated from cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of shade
    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Good display of autumn foliage
    ** Worth growing for ornamental value of hips
    ** Suitable for growing into trees

'Baltimore Belle' is shade tolerant and suitable for growing into trees.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

If you plant 'Baltimore Belle' along a fence, be sure to give it plenty of room. It is easily trained, and will expand to form a most satisfying mass of blooms in the spring.

 
REFERENCES:

American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 37.

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1998 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1998, p. 79.

Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 336.

Druitt, Liz. The Organic Rose Garden. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company. 1996, pp. 102, 112.

Scanniello, Stephen and Bayard, Tania. Roses Of America. New York: Henry Holt & Co.. 1990, p. 54, 57.

Thomas, Graham Stuart. The Graham Stuart Thomas Rose Book. Sagaponack, NY: Sagapress, Inc.. 1994, pp. 218, 228.

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