color: Deep pink
Fragrance: Slight fragrance
Bloom time: Repeats June - frost
Hardiness: Zones 2-9
William Baffin rose is your
best bet if you want a really hardy climbing rose. It has been grown successfully as far north as Zone
2b! It is also very resistant to powdery mildew and blackspot.
Blossoms have a semi-double form and a deep-pink color. Like
all the hardy, Canadian-bred climbing roses, it is only slightly fragrant. But, it blooms profusely in mid June
to early/mid July, with clusters of up to 30 blossoms. It
repeats its bloom a bit more sporadically until frost. The
canes can grow up to 10 feet tall if trained on a post or
trellis. Its canes are also very stiff, so it can be left
to form a very large shrub. William Baffin is the hardiest
repeat-blooming climber available for northern gardeners (at
least that we know of).
What you'll receive:
Plants are grade #1 own-root plants, and shipped bareroot
(no soil or pot) and dormant (no foliage). Learn more about
Shipping: $0-$75=$12.00, $75.01-$125=$15, $125.01-$200=$20, >$200=10% of total. Shipped UPS Ground in
spring from early April through mid May.
[Catalog #CR07 - Introduced in
1983 - a Canadian Explorer Series rose]
Roses need sun (at least 6 hours daily); well-drained, fertile
soil; and consistent and adequate soil moisture to thrive
and produce the most blossoms.
Learn more about growing roses:
What's a "bareroot" plant?
is a term that describes how a plant is shipped to you. A
bareroot plant is not in a pot, and is usually dormant (not
actively growing). See the photo to the right that shows what
a bareroot plant looks like. The bareroot plants that we ship
to you were harvested in the fall and placed in cold storage
over the winter to keep them dormant. In the spring, we ship
the bareroot plants to our customers, from early April through
Bareroot plants are easy to grow. We include planting instructions
with your order. When you receive your plant, take it out
of the packing material and place it in a bucket of water
so that the roots are completely covered. Let the roots soak
for 4 to 24 hours, then plant it in your garden. Full planting
instructions with photos are available on our Planting