Caldwell Pink

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Cultivar: Caldwell Pink
Classification Found rose
Year Introduced Date not known
Size Category/Growth Habit Small shrub
Height 4 feet
Width 4 feet
Spacing 6 feet apart on centers
Color Lilac pink
Bloom Successive flushes of double carnation-like blooms from mid spring, throughout the summer, and well into fall.
Fragrant No
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.

Landscape Uses

Caldwell Pink can be used in many landscape designs where a small shrub is needed. Use it in drifts, masses, or as an accent.

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