The large, many petaled old-fashioned 5" blooms (petals 50+) are a blend of several shades of apricot and peach. 'Polka's' old-rose fragrance perfumes the air through the extended bloom season with an abundance of voluptuous blooms. Its disease-free, leathery, light green (almost lime-green) foliage is the perfect complement for the bloom hues.

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Alternate Name(s) Lord Byron, Polka 91, Scented Dawn, Twilight Glow
Specifc ARS Score 7.9
Bloom Type Fully Double
Breeder Code MEItosier
Characteristics Fragrance, Hedge
Specific Color Apricot and peach
Country of Origin France
Fragrance Very Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s) 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Patent # 9233
Rebloom Continual Blooming
Shade Tolerant No
Approximate Size 8 - 10' x 6'
Year 1992


Customer Reviews (4)

Looking gorgeous 12 years laterReview by Kirsten
I bought two polka climbing roses 12 years ago from Heirloom Roses. In my garden, of over 30 roses, the harbor with the Polkas always get rave reviews and never stop blooming. Thanks so much for your wonderful roses!!! (Posted on 3/19/2017)
Outstanding disease resistantReview by Dirt Flower
I've had Polka for 9 years since Heirloom Roses sent her in her own roots at 10-12 inches high. Since she has been hands down my most strongest and reliable climber. I have 50 plus rose bushes and climbers in my yard along with fruit trees, shrubs and a vegetable garden. Every single plant in my yard has has some kind of insect or disease problem. But amazingly, my "Polka-hontas" climber has never even had an aphid sit on her. I've trained her to climb out as a fan shape against our vinyl fence taking heat from our California inland which can be scorchering in late summer. But from April -August she blooms profusely with huge sherbert, salmon and peach colored roses. Even left neglected for 2 years without training or pruning and she is by far the healthiest and strongest rose. She was also gorgeous in a few wedding bouquets and centerpieces I made. Like others have mentioned. She needs her space and she will amaze you! (Posted on 11/20/2014)
Amazing heavy bloomerReview by Cynthia
I've had my Polka rose for 7 years now and each year I love it more. The blooms move through every shade of amber, peach, coral and pink. It's a very heavy bloomer with lovely large flowers. Total showstopper. It's lived through some neglect in my yard at times as well so that's another point in her favor. Mine is about 6 feet tall but oh so amazing! (Posted on 6/1/2014)
My favorite cutting roseReview by Kmac
Polka is an incredible climber, but I value this rose for its beauty in bud to fully blown. The flowers come on long sturdy stems ideal for cutting and last in the vase. Polka is a vigorous climber so give it some space. It loves the heat and flowers can take the hot summers in California. It blooms repeatedly from spring through fall. (Posted on 5/22/2014)

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