Fourth of July™
1999 AARS Winner
(cv. WEKroalt, Crazy for You, Hanabi) Pat.# 11,518
An explosion of eye-popping color for the landscape is just the beginning of the festivities ahead from this fragrant new Climber. You'll get a bang out of the big sprays of large long-lasting blossoms. And the fireworks just seem to keep coming because it blooms and reblooms readily in the very first season. Sparkling green foliage, superb vigor and good hardiness complete the spectacle. The first Climber to take the coveted AARS award in 23 years, making it to the top through an unprecedented expanded 3-year trial period.
Height / Habit: Climbing canes 12 to 14 feet
Bloom / Size: Large, semi-double, in clusters
Petal count: 10 to 15
Parentage: Roller Coaster X Altissimo
Fragrance: Fresh cut apple & sweet rose
Hybridizer: Carruth - 1999
Comments: Consistent color and vigor in most climates. Also available as own root.
I Planted Fouth of July just this last March (1999) from a potted up specimen at my favorite nursery. In only four months this rose is now 8 feet tall and extremely vigorous, with abundant beautiful blooms and disease resistance. This is the very best rose in my garden to date and it's not even mature yet. The bloom and colors are outstanding, lasting blooms and wonderful fragrance. I can't think of one negative thing about it. Kay Stanley Slidell, LA
I really feel that my experience as an AARS test judge has "corrupted" my appreciation for only hybrid tea roses. I now take photos of shrubs, floribundas, climbers and minis and have added some to my personal garden. Fourth of July, in my opinion is the best garden rose introduced in the last decade, and it's an eye catcher in every section of the United States. John Mattia