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Rosa New Dawn

Introduced in 1930 and Still a Favorite

Item # 32511
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This outstanding classic (introduced in 1930) is the standard by which all repeat-flowering climbers are judged. If you have strong vertical or horizontal support for this magnificent rose, add Rosa New Dawn climbing rose to your garden at once.

Rosa New Dawn climbing rose is a free-flowering, easy-to-grow standout rose. Rosa New Dawn climbing rose blooms are fragrant, glossy dark green foliage lush and surprisingly disease resistant, and Rosa New Dawn climbing rose season of bloom is very long. Each fully double bloom measures 3 to 4 inches wide, sporting tones of pearlescent blush. The scent is powerfully sweet, making Rosa New Dawn climbing rose a great choice for the vase as well as the garden. And the blooms arise in big clusters, so a single snip makes a bouquet.

Climbing 18 to 20 feet high and 7 to 10 feet wide, Rosa New Dawn climbing rose flowers reliably all summer long and into autumn in many climates. Rosa New Dawn climbing rose is hardy, very vigorous, and tolerant of some shade. A classic for more than 89 years, Rosa New Dawn climbing rose is a superb choice for a wide variety of areas, from pillars, arbors, and trellises to inclusion in the cut garden.

This climbing rose can be grown in the ground or in a container, but container growth will require winter protection. Rosa New Dawn climbing rose can be pruned after flowering is finished to maintain a smaller habit.

Review Summary
(Based on 4 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0


Beautiful and vigorous
Katherine from MI wrote on July 23, 2019:

I bought this rose at Wayside and planted it at my old house, about 15 years ago. I planted three roses in a spot growing up my porch, where there was really only room for one, and this one beat out the other two. It was beautiful the first year, and by the third year it reached the porch roof. It has beautiful foliage; the leaves are dark green and shiny, much better looking than the other two roses. The blooms are plentiful. It is, however, like catnip to japanese beetles. I'm not much for spraying so I mostly ignored them. The rose did not seem to care; it just kept growing and blooming. I did not do any of that wrapping stuff either, just let it sit out in winter, unprotected. I'm back to get a new one for my new house.

Beautiful, strong & carefree
Stephen from NC wrote on April 09, 2015:

I left this poor plant in its pot on the driveway(as an ant-farm) for a year before planting, Not only did it not die, after two years in the ground with little care it is a long, thick flowering beauty. After heavy pruning this winter it is probably the most wonderful showpiece in my garden.

New Dawn Climbing Rose
Glenda Ross from TN wrote on July 23, 2014:

I love love this rose vine. Purchased 2 was not sure how they would do. They are doing so well I'm going to purchased 11 more. Have them climbing on a chain link fence. Will be like having a private fence with out the cost. Would love to send a close up picture. Was not able to find a link.

Incredible growth and vigor!
Sharon1928 from TX wrote on April 10, 2014:

I recently purchased New Dawn and since planting this rose just one month ago, it has exploded in growth! I can't wait for the blooming to start!

A Tradition of Distinction

Wayside Difference Since its founding in 1920, Wayside Gardens has brought the rarest and highest-quality plants to the garden market. Wayside was founded in 1920 by two acclaimed growers who came together to pursue their shared vision of marketing all high-end plants for the serious garden enthusiast. Originally located in Mentor, Ohio, Wayside Gardens swiftly grew a reputation for the highest-quality plants and the most sophisticated clientele. In 1975, Wayside was purchased by the Park Seed Company, and moved to Hodges, SC.  The company has flourished since then, growing to become an undisputed leader in rare and unique plant growing.

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Wayside's horticulturists travel the world in search of new and unusual plant cultivars and proudly offer the garden industry’s most sophisticated selection of high quality and rare perennial plants, bulbs, trees, shrubs, roses, vines, and indoor plants. Beginning with ties to the Dutch family bulb business in Holland, our horticulturists have developed close relationships with perennial and bulb growers throughout the United States and Europe, providing access to many rare and unique garden treasures. Throughout our history we have had the pleasure of introducing numerous exotic foreign and domestic plant cultivars to the American garden market. The Wayside collection of new and exclusive plant products is so preeminent that the catalog has long been lauded in the industry and is even used as a reference work in horticultural schools.

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At Wayside Gardens, “pedigreed plants” and “root strength” have always been watchwords. The Wayside Gardens impeccable plant quality begins with selecting only the finest new product offerings with improved plant features and numerous advantages for our gardening customers. These improved plant selections are then grown to our exacting quality standards by garden industry professionals. This produces superior plants with well developed root systems and healthy, vigorous plant growth habits. That is why we proudly guarantee all Wayside Gardens' products to perform as advertised, being of superior quality, true to type, and shipped properly.

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We use larger containers and grow bigger plants than other nurseries, leading to greater root strength. Where appropriate, Wayside Gardens propagates our plants vegetatively rather than from seed, to ensure the plants possess the correct form and are true to variety, like a true double form, as opposed to the single or semi-double forms that may result from seed propagation. Because we employ only the finest and most technologically advanced plant growing methods, you can be confident in receiving healthy plants ready to burst forth in glorious growth in your garden.

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Bareroot or Container?

World's Finest Roses

Have you browsed through your favorite gardening catalog or website looking for the newest roses to plant in your garden and wondered whether it would be best to choose bareroot roses or those in nursery pots? Or does it matter? If you’re like most rose gardeners, this question has come up at one point or another. And we want to help you find the answer as to what’s the best for you and your garden.

Bareroot Roses


Bareroot roses are an inexpensive and easy option for early-season planting. In fact, late winter is the best time to plant. Bareroot roses meet the highest industry standards. They arrive dormant, which makes them ideal for planting. The roots get to acclimate to native soil, as opposed to the packaged soil. And of course, since they aren't in soil when you get them, there’s no mess to contend with.

Bareroot roses may look dead, with their brown roots and dormant stem, but plants that arrive this way actually have the advantage of being able to focus their energies on strong root development rather than having to support an extensive growth of leaves during planting, which is very stressful.

You can plant your bareroot roses earlier in the growing season as well, since there aren't any leaves to get nipped back by frost. They can typically be planted as early as six weeks before your area’s last frost date in the spring. Since they don’t have to provide water to leaves or flowers, they usually establish quickly.

Container roses


Container roses should typically be planted in late spring and fall. They’re easy to plant (all you need is a trowel), and they provide instant gratification, as they aren't dormant and will have buds within a few short weeks, if they don’t when they arrive. They’re also perfect for transplanting into decorative containers and make an attractive gift.

Container roses are usually nicely leafed out, and may even have flowers on them, which is a great way for you to know when you purchase them what they’re going to look and smell like. As you can see, there are advantages to both bareroot or container roses, so whichever you decide is the best for your garden, we feel certain you’ll become a lifelong rose lover, if you aren't already!