(Pronounced: CHE-Vee Chase)
'Chevy Chase' , "Taylor Red Climber"
'Chevy Chase' is an outstanding climber from the 1930's, that is thought to be the same rose as "Taylor Red Climber" from Taylor, TX.
The picture of this specimen growing up a tripod of cedar was taken in the front yard of Marion Brandes, in Kerville, TX.
1939 [ United States ]
|PLANT SIZE |
Height: 10 ' to 15 ' Width: 8 ' to 10 '
| Flower Size: 1.50" to 2.50" Cluster Size: 10 to 20 Petal Count: 60 to 65 |
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Zones 6 - 9
'Chevy Chase' is a trouble free and hardy rose that tolerates shade and is suitable for woodland applications It has a spectacular display in the spring, but no recurrent bloom. It is resistant to blackspot and mildew.
'Chevy Chase' is easily propagated from cuttintgs.
The availability of 'Chevy Chase' is limited.
According to Marion Brandes, "Taylor Red Climber" is actually 'Chevy Chase', a great climber from the 1920's. Marion and Frances saw it on an arch in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden some years back and never forgot it.
It is really hard to find in commerce.
'Chevy Chase' received the ARS Dr. W. Van Fleet Medal in 1939.
'Chevy Chase' is patented under plant patent # 443.
American Rose Society. Modern Roses 10. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 1993, pp. 91-92.
American Rose Society. Modern Roses XI. Shreveport, Louisiana: American Rose Society. 2000, p. 82.
Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 339.
Scanniello, Stephen.. Climbing Roses. New York: Prentice Hall. 1994, pp. 145-147.
Scanniello, Stephen and Bayard, Tania. Roses Of America. New York: Henry Holt & Co.. 1990, pp. 143, 184.
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