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  Rosa 'Altissimo'
 
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Rosa 'Altissimo' planted at San Marcos Growers garden.
 
This climbing Floribunda was introduced by the French firm Delbard-Chabert in 1966 after receiving the Certificate of Merit from England's National Rose Society in 1965. 'Altisimo' is one of the most stunning roses that we grow; a real traffic stopper when the large flat single (sometimes semi-double) blood red and well spaced clusters of flowers burst into bloom against the dark-green shiny foliage. Although not particularly fragrant, the abundance of flowers and its repeat blooming easily makes up for its lack of scent. Useful as an espaliered climber, a pillar plant or free standing as a broad spreading shrub. Disease resistant, 'Altissimo' grows rapidly with angular growth to 8 to 10 feet tall by 5-6 feet wide and is hardy from USDA zones 5 through 9. In Santa Barbara this rose typically begins blooming in late March and keeps on going through fall. Parentage: 'Tenor' (Large-flowered Climber - 1963) x unknown seedling. Our showy specimen of 'Altisimo' can be seen espaliered on the fence behind our main office. It received the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit in 1993. Hardy to zones 4-9. This listing for information only - we no longer grow this plant.