"Caldwell Pink CL"

(Pronounced: CALD-well PINK CLIMB-ing)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

"Caldwell Pink CL"

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"Caldwell Pink" CL is a found climbing rose with blooms that closely resemble those of the "Nipper House", CL, found rose. This image is of a very young plant (approximately 1 year).

 

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"Caldwell Pink" CL blooms are nearly identical with those of "Caldwell Pink". They are very double and open flat to form a pompon. The petals are light pink and do not fade appreciably, but the center petals are somewhat lighter.

 

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"Caldwell Pink" CL blooms may appear singly or in clusters. Since the stems are short, they only work as cut flowers when larger stems with clusters are taken.

 

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"Caldwell Pink" CL blooms normally occur in clusters of 3 to 5.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

"Caldwell Pink" CL is a found rose collected in Caldwell, Texas. This magnificent rose is fairly widely distributed throughtout the southern United States, but its true identity is not known.

This once-blooming climbing sport of Calwell Pink produces large clusters of very double lilac-pink flowers with pointed petals. The effect of the flowers is a mass of "fuzzy" light-pink and lilac-pink color.

The growth habit is compact and full. It has a nice display of fall color before shedding its leaves.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Chinensi

 
GROUP:

Found

 
CLASS:

Cl Ch

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Unknown  

INTRODUCED:

The origin and date of introduction of "Caldwell Pink" CL are not known.  

DATE:

Unknown [ United States ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    8 '     to    12 '           Width:    8 '     to    10 '



"Caldwell Pink" CL is a fairly vigorous climbing rose that will attain heights up to 20' and widths of 10'.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is dark green and matte.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

O - Once Blooming. "Caldwell Pink" CL starts blooming late April in the Texas Hill Country and continues blooming for 4 to 6 weeks.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    1.50"      to      2.50"           Cluster Size:    5      to      7           Petal Count:    50 to 70          

"Caldwell Pink" CL flowers are flowers are medium-small (2" to 2-1/2"), very double, and open flat to form a pompon. The blooms normally appear in clusters of 3 to 5, but they may also appear singly.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

PB - Pink Blend. "Caldwell Pink" CL petals are light pink and fade to mauve. The center petals are somewhat lighter.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

Since the blooms fade to mauve, they give the impression of various shades of pink and mauve on the same plant.  

FRAGRANCE:

nf - Not Fragrant. "Caldwell Pink" CL has no detectable fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 6 - 9  

CULTURE:

"Caldwell Pink" CL has no known disease problems and tolerates poorer soils.

 
PROPAGATION:

"Caldwell Pink" CL may be propagated by cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Good display of autumn foliage
    ** Suitable for use as a climbing or pillar rose
    ** Availability is limited

"Caldwell Pink" CL may be widely distributed ocross the southern United States. It is nearly identical to "Nipper House", CL, which was found in the Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park in Pleasanton, California.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

Since the stems of "Caldwell Pink" CL are short, they do not make good individual cut flowers. However, when larger stems with clusters are taken, the effect can be spectacular.

 
REFERENCES:

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1988 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1988, p. 4.