|Year Introduced||Date not known|
|Size Category/Growth Habit||Small shrub|
|Spacing||6 feet apart on centers|
|Bloom||Successive flushes of double carnation-like blooms from mid spring, throughout the summer, and well into fall.|
|Foliage||Small, very neat, pointed foliage.|
|Planting Site||Full sun, good air circulation|
|Water Use||Keep moist until established (usually requires one month to establish). Average water needs during growing season.|
|Cold Hardiness||Hardy in zones 6-9|
|History||Found by Dr. Bill Welch in Caldwell Texas and reintroduced into commerce in the 1980’s.|
The proper identification of this rose is a mystery. Some rosarians speculate that it could be ‘Pink Pet’. Sometimes it is referred to as the “Summer Carnation Rose”. This rose has excellent disease and heat tolerance. It prefers well-drained, amended soil, but will tolerate alkaline clay soils. Caldwell Pink is very useful in the landscape as a border or hedge or for use as a specimen plant.
Caldwell Pink can be used in many landscape designs where a small shrub is needed. Use it in drifts, masses, or as an accent.