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This elegant climbing rose sports large pink flowers from spring until nearly Christmas. It is lightly fragrant and easily trained to a graceful climbing habit against walls or over trellises.

Latin Name

Rosa chinensis 'Climbing Old Blush'



Type of Plant

Roses Roses

Bloom Season



Fall Fall
Spring Spring
Summer Summer


Max height Max Height: 20'
Max spread Max Spread: 20'


  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun
    Part Sun Part Sun


    Native Range

    Eastern Asia


    Climbing Old Blush is a sport of the Old Blush rose and has been cultivated since the 1750s.

    Other Details

    Pollinator Pollinator

    Planted at Mount Vernon

    Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b 9a 9b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    map legend 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b 9a 9b

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