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Home > Products > Rose Page > Rosa 'Mermaid'

  Rosa 'Mermaid'- Pale-yellow hybrid bracteata climber (1918)
 
Rosa Mermaid
Rosa 'Mermaid' planted in the San Marcos Growers garden.
 
This Rosa bracteata hybrid was raised by William Paul, noted Rose author and nurseryman. Rosa 'Mermaid' was the result of a cross between Rosa bracteata and a a double yellow Tea Rose and was introduced in 1918 . This very vigorous rose grows upwards to 30 ft. or more. It has attractive glossy foliage, maroon stems and wicked thorns. The very large single canary yellow flowers, slightly scented, with showy red stamens are borne in clusters continuously 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 along the fence along the north side of our nursery. 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"