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Rosa 'Compassion' (Rose 'Compassion')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
3m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rosa 'Compassion'

Other names

Rose 'Compassion', Climbing rose 'Compassion', Rosa 'Belle de Londres'

Genus

Rosa Rosa

Variety or Cultivar

'Compassion' _ 'Compassion' is a vigorous, climbing, deciduous shrub with thorny stems bearing pinnate leaves divided into ovate, toothed, glossy, dark green leaflets and rounded, fragrant, fully double, apricot-flushed, salmon-pink flowers from summer into autumn.


Rosa 'Compassion' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers are lightly scented.

Habit

Upright, Climbing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Salmon in Summer; Salmon in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leafhoppers , Rabbits , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly Aphids , Caterpillars , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leafhoppers , Rabbits , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly

Rose black spot , Powdery mildew , Rose rust Rose black spot , Powdery mildew , Rose rust

General care

Propagation methods

Budding, Hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Rosa 'Compassion' (Rose 'Compassion') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, City

Cultivation

Plant in full sun, against a wall, fence, or tree. Best not to plant roses in soil where other roses have grown previously.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Rosa 'Compassion'

Other names

Rose 'Compassion', Climbing rose 'Compassion', Rosa 'Belle de Londres'

Genus

Rosa Rosa

Variety or Cultivar

'Compassion' _ 'Compassion' is a vigorous, climbing, deciduous shrub with thorny stems bearing pinnate leaves divided into ovate, toothed, glossy, dark green leaflets and rounded, fragrant, fully double, apricot-flushed, salmon-pink flowers from summer into autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers are lightly scented.

Habit

Upright, Climbing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Salmon in Summer; Salmon in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leafhoppers , Rabbits , Rose leaf-rolling sawfly

Specific diseases

Rose black spot , Powdery mildew , Rose rust

General care

Propagation methods

Budding, Hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Rosa 'Compassion' (Rose 'Compassion') will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, City

Cultivation

Plant in full sun, against a wall, fence, or tree. Best not to plant roses in soil where other roses have grown previously.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Rosa 'Compassion' (Rose 'Compassion')

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Rosa 'Compassion' (Rose 'Compassion')

Common pest name

Apple root knot nematode

Scientific pest name

Meloidogyne mali

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Unknown

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

UK (along with certain other European countries) received potentially infested trees in 1992; but these were destroyed at the end of the trial period and targeted surveillance has failed to find any trace of the nematode. Main impacts are on elm; apple and mulberry and industry should source such material carefully.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Rosa 'Compassion' (Rose 'Compassion')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Phyllocoptes fructiphilus

Type

Mite

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Pest of economical and socially important host in the UK; which is currently absent. If introduced it has the potential to cause significant damage. Statutory action against findings is justified and regulation of the pest advised.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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I planted two Climbing Compassion, either side of an arch, in spring of this year and they are barely growing - they are look almost as they did when planted. In fact leaves are yellowing slightly… read more

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