by Kim Rupert, 2001, USA. 'Renae' X self
This new climber is named for Kim's friend, Candy Craig
of California. This rose came about as a selection from open pollinated
seeds of Ralph Moore's 1954 Polyantha Climber 'Renae'.
for this magnificent climber before it was registered was "Super
Renae", which tells you something about its merits. 'Annie Laurie
McDowell' has larger blooms, with many more petals, on a sturdier
plant. It has a spectacular Spring flush of bloom, with some bloom through
the summer, and a big display again in the Fall. As you might expect,
there is a delicious fragrance as well. I expect this new modern climber
is going to become a very popular rose in the years to come. A mature
plant in full bloom is a remarkable sight!
Laurie McDowell' is available at Ashdown
Personal merit rating: 8.8
Hardiness: Likely USDA zones
6 to 10, zone 6 in a protected location.
10 to 15 feet tall.
Fragrance: 4.0, very strong spicy/sweet fragrance!
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