Rosa 'Pink Mermaid' - Large Pink Climber (1940's ?)
Rosa 'Pink Mermaid' planted in the San Marcos Growers garden.
A rose whose origins are clouded but it is thought to date back to around 1940. Despite its name, this plant is not much like Rosa 'Mermaid'. 'Pink Mermaid' is much looser and lighter growing than its vigorous namesake and with smaller fragrant pale pink flowers. The first flush of flowers can smother the plant and although less abundant on rebloom are still profuse, repeating through the rest of the season. A large growing plant that has been noted as growing more then 30 feet up into a tree in a California Although some rose experts agree that 'Mermaid' could be a parent others suggest that 'Tausendschön', a Hybrid Multiflora from 1906 could be involved or even that this plant has hybrid musk parentage going back to Francis Lester's seedlings of 'Kathleen'. This listing for information only - we no longer grow this plant.