One of my favorite roses is NEW DAWN. Healthy. Beautiful. Low maintenance. Sweetly fragrant.
- New Dawn is a large-flowering climber that was introduced in the 1930s … a “modern” rose with old rose charm.
- In 1997 New Dawn was voted the most popular rose in the world at the 11th World Convention of Rose Societies.
- It actually was the first plant to receive a patent.
- It is hardy in Zones 5 – 10.
In my garden…
I have three of these beautiful roses. One covers the pergola over my potting shed porch. The other 2 are on an arbor over the garden gate.
10 years ago I bought my first New Dawn from White Flower Farm. They sold New Dawn as part of their Dawn & Dusk collection … pairing it with the clematis Etiole Violette. This is a perfect pairing that I would highly recommend!
When they bloom in the spring …. they B L O O M. The softness of the petals and sweet fragrance make this rose just breathtaking. It is officially a “reblooming” rose but I don’t see many blooms after the spring bloom.
Just like the tag says, this rose is disease resistant and low maintenance however, you need to provide a strong support–this is a vigorous grower. And, I would advise keeping up with the pruning …. it can get out of hand! Every 3 or 4 years I do a fairly major pruning to keep the rose fresh. The New Dawns on my arbor were cut back hard last year but have already reached the top! They are hard to discourage!
One more thing, when pruning a New Dawn gauntlet style rose gloves will be your friends. Hiding behind those yummy blooms are hooky thorns that mean business! But, once you experience the blooms of a New Dawn rose, you’ll forget all about the thorns.
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. -Abraham Lincoln
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