Type: English Legend

Most beautiful, large 4", fully double blooms are a lovely shade of apricot, copper and gold which are produced in cascades. A profuse continual blooming climber that should find a spot in every garden. May also be grown as a large shrub similar to 'Westerland'. The marvelous honey/peach fragrance of 'Compassion' has earned it the RNRS winner of Edland Medal for fragrance. Makes a good cut flower.

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Additional Info

Alternate Name(s) Belle de Londres
Specifc ARS Score 8.4
Bloom Type Fully Double
Breeder Code No
Characteristics Breeder, Cutting, Fragrance
Specific Color Apricot, copper and gold
Country of Origin England
Fragrance Exceptionally 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 # No
Rebloom Continual Blooming
Shade Tolerant No
Approximate Size 6-7' X 5' CL 8-10'
Year 1973


Customer Reviews (8)

amazing fragranceReview by Stella
Beautiful color and a beautiful fragrance. I love this rose! (Posted on 8/23/2017)
Beautiful rose!Review by Amandah
I purchased four of these to put along a tall fence in my backyard. I was pleased with how they were shipped and the plants looked pretty good when they arrived. I live in a high mountain valley (zone 5) in Utah so it can be very dry here. These plants are doing wonderfully! The have been in the ground for a few months and they are green and vibrant with new growth. The roses themselves are beautiful and smell heavenly. I am anxious to see how they fair during the winter. I am hopeful becuase they have done so well thus far. I will definitely be purchasing again to fulfill my dream of a rose covered fence. (Posted on 8/18/2017)
My first order and my favoriteReview by Miho
Yesterday, the first flower bloomed and it's a delicate gradation of copper, light yellow, and salmon pink. I've been amazed by it's shape: the outer layers opened outward while rests curled inward. I cut it and put into a small grass inside. My husband and I enjoyed smelling its fruity scent. This is my first order from Heirloom Roses and I am so glad to have purchased this rose. (Posted on 6/3/2017)
Strong grower, great scent, beautiful bloomsReview by Joseph
Compassion was the first climbing rose I ever owned, having ordered it about 18 months ago.
The first year it seemed to not do much other than establish itself. But the next year it exploded with growth, reaching the top of our 12-foot arbor! I've been able to prune and arrange the canes on the arbor in a way that should maximize blooming, and I'm really excited to see the results.
This plant's blooms are very fragrant and nicely-shaped, and they look great as cut flowers. Its growth is vigorous, so be prepared! (Posted on 2/1/2017)
Seems to love the high desertReview by Susanna
The first once I bought several years ago; it covers a fence and scents a walkway. It pleases me so much I bought a second one last summer for to grow on a trellis in another area of the garden. Seems to love the high desert climate here in south-east Arizona. (Posted on 1/3/2017)
as hardy as it is prettyReview by Mecquelch
This is one of several roses that I purchased more than five years ago from Heirloom. It survived three moves in 12 months and sitting in a garbage bag for two days. It now cozies up to my White Iceberg and looks stunning. (Posted on 2/3/2014)
Lovely flowers, aggressive growerReview by Malicetx
Once I found a spot in full sun that this one loved, it really took off. It's a very aggressive grower, with canes bigger than my thumb in two seasons, so give her plenty of room. The flowers are plentiful and pretty, but are really a rather common shade of pink. (Posted on 12/4/2013)
Sweet and strongReview by Scent seeker
Compassion is planted at my front entrance and you see and smell the flowers as you climb the steps to the porch. I adore this rose! I have had it for two years. The first year it didn't do much but the second year I got multiple flowers-some single and some in clusters on very sturdy and strong canes. I sprayed once for aphids and I gave it one application of rose food. Otherwise, no care whatsoever. One cane has grown this summer all the way up the eves of the house. Quite a surprise! This rose only gets afternoon sun where I have it so I am pleased. The fragrance is delightful. The color is more peach than this image shows. (Posted on 9/18/2013)

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