Pearly Gates - Update
When I first bought climbing Pearly Gates as an impulse buy, I couldn't find much information on this rose. It's now been about 2.5 years and I thought I'd report back on it.
The first couple of springs nothing really happened. I think it's because I had to cut part of the root ball in order to fit it in past a concrete post near my front gate (I'm hoping it will scramble over the top of the arbor). It also didn't bloom much, but this year it's looking much more vigorous. The flowers have little scent, but they are very pretty and long lasting. I don't spray at all, and so far the plant has been fairly clean except for a little black spot. The blooms have a really gorgeous colour - a warm light pink which seems to glow in the right light. Perhaps that's why it's called "Pearly Gates"!
In any case, after 2 years of waiting it's starting to look good. Initially I was kicking myself for not going for a more vigorous climber but I think it's looking like a keeper! :)
This post was edited by RabbitRabbit on Sat, May 17, 14 at 18:15