Cold-hardy climber with a unique coloration. Finally, a climbing rose that exhibits good cold hardiness, giving gardeners years of reliable blooms from one plant. And what pretty blooms they are! Dusky purple-magenta petals feature a creamy white reverse for a rich, unique look that can be seen even from a distance. Its deep green foliage is the perfect backdrop for such vibrant colors, enhanced further by its clustering habit and double flower form. Plant amid bright yellows, oranges and pinks for a bold, colorful display along a fence, arbor or garden wall. Stormy Weather is a prolific bloomer, giving you plenty of roses to use in fresh floral arrangements and bouquets. Plus, it boasts good disease resistance for worry-free enjoyment from spring to fall. Sold in two gallon container.
Botanical Name: Rosa cv. 'ORAfantanov', Pat. #23,158
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit: 8 - 10 feet
Spread: 36 - 48 inches
Spacing: 36 - 48 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4-10
Flowering Date: Late spring to fall
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Form: Clusters of medium, double flowers.
Foliage Type: Grey-green foliage.
Pruning: Prune to maintain shape and increase branching once established. Remove any dead or damaged branches. After flowering.
Soil Requirement: Well-drained, humus enriched soil.
Additional Information: Roses prefer a thorough watering but do not like 'wet feet'. Water early in the day to avoid wet conditions into the night which can cause issues with fungus and disease.
Planting Instructions: Set at the same level it is growing at in the container. Firm soil and water thoroughly. Full sun is recommended for quicker flowering and higher quality plants.
Winter Care: Mulch heavily around the base of the plant. Remove promptly in early spring.