The Handel rose is a large flowered climber, with very unique colored blooms. The roses are a beautiful bi-color of red and white.
The flowers begin creamy white, with a pale golden flushed center and a pale crimson band around the petal edges.
As the long slender buds open, they change and develop according to the weather.
Type Large Flowered Climber
Hybridizer Sam McGredy 1965
Blooms Red Blend, double flower form with 20-30 petals
The flowers appear white, with lots of red edging.
Foliage Dark olive green
Growth Habits A slow grower, the canes can reach 10-12' long
Awards Portland Gold Medal 1975
Hardy Zone 5-9
This rose bears lots of flowers in wide clusters, on upright stems.
There is no fragrance, but the continuity of blooms all season and into Fall is excellent.
The white/red blend flowers are quite beautiful (a winning combination). The elegant ruffled petals add an extra something to the pretty blooms.
You'll get long-stemmed clusters of 3-9 flowers, that make nice cut flowers.
The bush grows stiff and branching, so it needs support to grow on such as a wall, trellis, or fence to allow the branches to spread out.
This rose was the first repeat-flowering climber of it's color. It started people thinking about growing short climbing roses in small gardens.
The dark glossy leaves sometimes attract black spot.
This one is a slow grower, but an established bush sends up new growth from the ground continuously.