The Kiss of Desire Rose, is considered to be one of the most beautiful, and best flowering of all the climbing roses.
The color is a creamy white base, deeply tinged with a generous margin of cherry red. The colors do not fade, but remain true right up until the petals drop.
This climber is one of the top three leading bicolored climbing roses. The other two being; Antike 89, and Handel.
Kiss of Desire rose is a vigorous and upright (yet spreading) climber, that blooms in flushes throughout the season.
It is also known as "Harkekin"
Type Large Flowered Climber
Hybridizer Kordes (Germany) 1986
Blooms Pink Blend White base with cherry red tops Blooms are about 4" across, with 26-40 petals Cupped bloom form
Foliage Dark Green, Glossy leaves, Disease resistant
Fragrance Strong to Moderate, Wild Rose scent
Growth Habits Tall, Bushy, Grows 8-12 ' Very vigorous, climbing
Hardy Zones Hardy in zones 4-9
This gorgeous climber bears clusters of large flowers almost continually. They can appear singly, but usually appear in clusters of up to five.
The flowers are fully double and have neatly formed centers, and lots of petals. The blooms become cupped as the flowers open wide.
The weight of the flowers cause the stems to bow and the flowers to nod. This is a feature that is most attractive on climbing roses.
This rose makes a very beautiful climber that is a quick repeater, and is rarely without flowers.
It makes a nice garden, or Pillar rose, or plant it on a fence. It will quickly become a show stopper in your garden!
The flowers are also suitable for cutting.
This is the first year for my Kiss of Desire Climber. I planted two of these roses this spring. One on each side of the arbor.
I am already impressed with them, because they have had steady growth, and this one is already producing blooms.
I really love the color of these climbing bicolor roses, and can't wait until they completely cover the arbor! (I will post more pictures next year when they do!)
by Dee (Nebraska)
I Love, love, love this rose! This year the bush had over 300 roses on it! I pickled lots of bouquets! Everyone asks what the name of it is!