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Rise Up Lilac Days® Climbing Rose

The Rise Up® series of roses are the first-ever climbing roses from Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs. We call them “mini climbers,” as they keep a neat, dense habit and can be grown as a climber or a shrub rose, depending on how the gardener prunes or trains them. Coming to us from the rose breeding genius of Chris Warner in the UK, these vigorous, healthy, reblooming roses create a range of new applications for Proven Winners roses.

Rise Up Lilac Days™ rose is one of the most unique roses to hit the North American market in years. Between its unique lilac-blue color and powerful, heady fragrance, it will practically fly off the bench at the garden center! Its versatile habit allows it to be grown as a climber or a shrub, making it the ideal addition to landscapes and gardens.

Additional information

Botanical Name

Rosa x 'ChewLilacDays', PPAF, CBRAF

Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Purple

Foliage Color

Green

Height

3-5'

Width/Spread

2-3'

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil

Average, Well-drained

Bloom Time

Early Summer through Fall

Uses

Borders, Containers, Cottage gardens, Covering Fences, Cutting Gardens, Foundations, Hedges, Mass Planting

Features

Attracts pollinators, Cut flower, Disease resistant, Fragrant, Reblooming

Blooms On

New wood

Breeder

Chris Warner

Plant Care

Light: Thrives in full sun. When planted in an area that gets less than six hours of direct sun each day, it will not flower as prolifically.

Soil: Prefers moist soil that drains easily. Any period of extended sogginess will not be tolerated. In terms of pH, it prefers either neutral or acidic soils over basic soils.

Water: Average water needs. Be sure to water from below when possible.

Fertilizing: Apply a granular rose fertilizer in late winter/early spring when the soil is workable and again in late spring to give the plant a boost for rebloom.

Pruning: Pruning is recommended in early spring. Remove weak branches in the middle and about 1/3 of the height and width. Make cuts just about 1/4 of an inch above a bud. Dead or damaged wood can be removed at any time, just cut back to a set of leaves.

Other: It can be used as a cut flower! For its longest vase life, cut vertically up the stem about 2″. This will help it absorb more water.