R. cathayensis platyphylla , R. multiflora grevillei , R. multiflora platyphylla , R. thoryi , 'Seven Sisters'
Seven Sisters' is a legendary and famous rose in the Old South, whose flowers of include a range of colors from carmine pink through mauve in a single cluster.
It is a vigorous once-blooming climbing rose that is frequently found in old gardens and homesites throughout the southern United States.
The origin of the name of this unusual rose comes from its tendency to display multiple colors of flowers in a single cluster of blooms
The appearance of the many-colored blossoms suggests that multiple types of roses are growing together. Hence, the name 'Seven Sisters'.
'Seven Sisters', is is a vigorous once-blooming climbing rose that is frequently found in old gardens and homesites throughout the southern United States.
The origin of the name of this unusual rose comes from its tendency to display multiple colors of flowers in a single cluster of blooms. The appearance of the many-colored blossoms suggests that multiple types of roses are growing together.
'Seven Sisters' is an old oriental rose that is thought to have been brought from Japan to Europe in 1816. The name may be a translation from the Japanese, but there are usually more than seven blossoms in each cluster
'Seven Sisters' was introduced by Sir Charles Greville in 1817.
|PLANT SIZE |
Height: 15 ' to 20 '
'Seven Sisters' is a vigorous climber that will reach heights of 15' to 20'.
The foliage is bright green and wide.
O - Once Blooming. 'Seven Sisters' starts blooming in late spring (mid-May in the Texas Hill Country) and continues to boom for approximately 2 - 3 weeks.
| Flower Size: 1.50" to 2.00" Cluster Size: 3 to 10 Petal Count: 40 to 60 |
'Seven Sisters' flowers are small (1" - 2") and very double. They are similar, but much larger than the blooms of
pb - Pink Blend.. 'Seven Sisters' blooms range in color from carmine pink to purple, mauve, pink and as the flowers fade, cream
|COLOR VARIATION:|| |
The petals are uniform in color within each bloom, but the blooms vary widely in color from very light pink to purple-mauve.
Fragrant - 'Seven Sisters' has a fresh fruit-like fragrance.
Zones 5 - 9
'Seven Sisters' will tolerate poor soils and some shade, and it prefers some shelter from wind. It is somewhat sensitive to cold, and prefers a sheltered location.
t should be planted in a sunny open area to combat powdery mildew, to which it is somewhat susceptible.
'Seven Sisters' is easily propagated from cuttings.
'Seven Sisters' grows on dark green stiff stems and will form a large mounding shrub 10' wide and 10' - 15' high in the absence of support.
'Seven Sisters' and Rosa multiflora carnea were both painted by the French painter, Redouté.
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Beales, Peter. Classic Roses. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 1997, p. 240, 253.
Druitt, Liz. The Organic Rose Garden. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company. 1996, pp. 46, 84,173.