Rosa ‘ Lets call it Patricia!’

Rosa ‘ Lets call it Patricia!’ – for many years I had a Kiftsgate Rose growing up an old pear tree. As time went on we found a number of self- sown briars which we assumed had come from the Kiftsgate hips. One was especially robust so, as we suspected the Kiftsgate was on its way out, we transplanted the seedling and waited to see the result. Which is, a rambler that is even more vigorous and thorny than the Kiftsgate with beautiful pale pink clusters. It took time and various enquiries which were eventually answered by the Rose Society, to realise that the Kiftsgate had crossed with the Ballerina to give us our own unique Rose. We were told that rambler roses are very promiscuous! I am going to take cuttings this year to see if it will come true. Here’s hoping!

Patricia Gore

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