New Dawn Climbing Rose

Introduced in 1930 and still a favorite

Bareroot Ownroot
Item # 37416

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The first rose ever to get a United States Plant Patent (that's right—it is PP#1!), New Dawn has been delighting gardeners for more than 85 years. This climbing rose was revolutionary when it was introduced in 1930, and it continues to be among the very best for everblooming habit, terrific disease resistance, unstoppable flower power, and tolerance of everything from light shade to drought.

This rose was originally called The New Dawn, and you can see why. Breeder Henry Bosenberg knew he was onto something big when one of the best climbers, Dr. W. Van Fleet, sent out a sport that bloomed not just once but continuously over a very, very long season. Mr. Bosenberg commented that in his garden in New Brunswick, New Jersey, The New Dawn "provides a succession of blooms on a single plant from about the end of May to the middle of November, or until stopped by frost." Few roses today, nearly a century later, can make such a claim.

And New Dawn's flowers are beautiful. Fully double (average petal count is 35), 3 to 4 inches wide, soft pink, and boasting a moderate, sweet fragrance, they arise on very tough, thorny canes from the ground up. New Dawn blooms on old wood, so you don't have to cut it back to get new flowers. It's the original "let it go" rose, eager to frame windows, climb walls, and spill over arbors and pergolas.

Expect this rose to reach 18 to 20 feet high and as much as 10 feet wide over time. Now, it will spend the first year finding its feet in your garden. Oh, you may get blooms, but you won't realize the full power of New Dawn until the second season. That's when it gets serious about growing and blooming like crazy . . . and it continues this vigor for many decades.

New Dawn gets much of its garden fortitude from its R. wichurana heritage. It's called a climbing rose but is actually one of the great ramblers, making itself at home in conditions that other roses despise (a touch of shade, a bit of dry soil). No wonder it was inducted into the Rose Hall of Fame 30 years ago, and has outlasted the thousands of climbers that have come after it throughout the decades.

Find a place of honor for New Dawn and begin a garden legacy that will last a lifetime. We are honored to make this heirloom rose available to you this season.

Review Summary
(Based on 2 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0


New Dawn Antique Rose - a stunner!
Kelliq from AR wrote on February 22, 2018

Lovely and hardy. Proficient bloomer. Serious thorns.

Wendy from TX wrote on April 12, 2017

Arrived healthy and already budding. A simply beautiful climbing rose.