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Home > Products > Rose Page > Rosa 'Mermaid'

  Rosa 'Mermaid'- Pale-yellow hybrid bracteata climber (1918)
 
Rosa Mermaid in the garden
Rosa 'Mermaid' planted in the San Marcos Growers garden.
 
This Rosa bracteata hybrid was raised by William Paul, noted Rose author and nurseryman and was introduced in 1918. It was the result of a cross between Rosa bracteata and a a double yellow Tea Rose. This very vigorous rose grows upwards to 30 ft or more if given support or can trail across large expanses as a groundcover]. It has attractive glossy foliage, maroon stems and wicked thorns. The very large single canary yellow flowers with showy red stamens are slightly scented and borne in clusters that arecontinuously produced after midsummer. Although not a cold hardy rose it excels in mild climates where it thrives and blooms continuously even when faced with drought, salty sea breezes and shade. Its vigorous nature and rampant growth can be overwhelming in the smaller garden if not kept in check. See Rosa 'Mermaid' clambering upon the fence and trees along the north side of the nursery backing up to San Simeon Street. Hardy to zones 4-11.

David Austin says this of Mermaid in Shrub Roses and Climbing Roses"A true classic- one of the most beautiful of all Climbing Roses"

Peter Beales says this of Mermaid in Classic Roses"Undoubtedly, a most useful and beautiful climber"