Fireworks Already?

Fourth of July Rose

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This is a relatively new climbing rose–first offered for sale in 1999. I love the unusual explosive shape of the petals and the white, red and pink almost stripes. Best of all, it blooms a good part of the summer. Also its extremely hardy. A gopher ate half it’s roots last summer and the poor thing nearly died. I tamped it in good, watered it thoroughly, pruned it, and, this year, it is nearly back to full size and blooming early.

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