Kiss Me Kate Arborose® Climbing Rose

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Plant a fanciful Climbing Rose with incredible fragrance and very full, quartered blooms with Kiss Me Kate™ Arborose® Rose (Rosa 'KORnagelio'). The extraordinary medium-pink blooms might look like a Midsummer's Night Dream, but these Climbing Roses are very modern with up-to-date genetics and very good disease resistance!

Enjoy clusters of medium-pink blooms that develop on a substantially continuous basis in repeated flushes. With an amazing up to 90 petals per bloom, you'll want to take them for lovely cut flowers, along with some of the glossy, quilted, dark green foliage as a very attractive filler. With their old-fashioned Rose look and clear pink saturated color, you will have all kinds of visitors coming to admire your Rose arbor from all around!

Climbing Roses require a strong, sturdy structure and flexible landscape ties to prop them up and over. The fragrant Kiss Me Kate™ blooms have notes of apple, raspberry and citrus, a wonderful way to welcome guests in front or backyard settings! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 through 9, these deciduous Roses grow 8-10 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide so they are wonderful for large and small landscape applications!

Planting and Application:

Use a sturdy freestanding trellis up and over your doorway to add an opulent touch! Kiss Me Kate™ is a bit more compact than other Climbers, so plant a pair on either side to train up and over to meet in the middle. You will benefit from armloads of cut flowers with a backdrop of these blooms growing on a fence behind your cutting garden, and every bee and butterfly around the block will drop by your garden!

Study how the dark pink, globular buds open to reveal the true glory. Install a structure in an outdoor Yoga Studio or Meditation Garden for a fabulous focal point! Even in a mixed garden bed, Kiss Me Kate™ Arborose® will shine! Train them on structures such as tuteurs or obelisks for year-round interest! Imagine using this Climbing Rose for fun "living wallpaper" and walls around "outdoor rooms"!

Climbing Roses are an excellent solution in tight spaces. They spread tall and wide, but only require a narrow footprint. That means container gardeners and porch planters can gain bountiful pink blooms for butterflies, bouquets and privacy! Even at a rented property, you can easily enjoy these scented blooms on your balcony. Try one in a freestanding bench planter with a trellis to hide unsightly views - Kiss Me Kate™ will make you feel like royalty!

  • Big Flouncy Pink Flower Clusters
  • Wonderful Scented Old-Fashioned Blooms
  • Strong & Vigorous Canes
  • Disease Resistant Handsome Green Foliage
  • Space Saving Vertical Color & Screening
  • Specimens, Backdrops, Accents & Cut Flower Bouquets!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant Climbing Roses where receive at least six hours of sunlight a day in well-drained soil. Supply a consistent amount of supplemental water in dry weather, and feed them Rose food to keep up with the demands of bloom production. Climbing Roses need good air circulation, with sturdy support structures, and don't forget the Nature Hills Root Booster to give this fragrant Rose life-long support when used during planting! Fertilize regularly with a good quality slow-release Rose fertilizer. Roses appreciate a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch around the base of the plant.

How to Train Climbing Roses

Find all you need about pruning Roses Here, and about winterizing your Roses Here and un-wintering Roses in Spring in our #ProPlantTips Garden Blog!

Pruning should not be done during the first two to three years, since Climbing Roses need time to build flowering Rose canes. These structural canes will grow thicker for several years before it is time to replace them.

Spring Pruning and Structural Rejuvenation

Remember that spring pruning is most limited to removing broken branches, and dead tips or correcting the structure of the Climbing Roses. If you remove long canes and side branching you will be removing the first set of June flowers.

  1. Prune Roses in early spring just as you see new buds beginning to swell.
  2. Remove any dead, diseased, or damaged branches.
  3. Identify several new, younger, more vigorous canes to become the new structural foundation of your beautiful Climbing Rose.
  4. Remove the fattest, oldest canes out at the soil level, and right after the first set of flowers finishes. Those canes will be replaced with new shoots that develop from the base. As these new, rapidly produced shoots elongate, you will want to direct, train, and tie them into the place you would like them to develop.

Summer Maintenance and Pruning

Horizontal branches produce the most flowers. Prune these secondary canes after flowering, because Climbing Roses bloom on last year's canes (old wood).

  1. Cut your secondary canes down to 6 - 8 inches above a bud after the first flush of flowers has finished.
  2. Trim the secondary canes back at 90 to 45-degree angles.
  3. Keep your structural support canes in place.

In colder regions it may be more difficult to maintain Climbing Roses, so choosing your planting site is important.

Winter protection is best for Roses grown in zones 7 and colder. Mulch is your best, more natural way to overwinter roses by mounding the dormant canes in late fall. Don't fall prune, rather instead wait until spring.

Take your garden vertical with the old-fashioned-looking modern Kiss Me Kate™ Arborose® Climbing Rose! Pink never looked so good! Hurry and reserve your easy-to-care-for Roses and more at NatureHills.com!

Rose Bush FAQs

Where Is The Best Place To Plant Rose Bushes?

Rose Trees need a protected location and prefer full sun and favor the drying power of the morning sun and flower best in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Choose a location in good, enriched soil that drains well and has good air circulation.

What Is The Best Month to Plant Roses?

You can plant Roses any time if you are able to provide enough consistent moisture and attention. While there is not a specific month that is best, generally because it changes with temperatures, climate and growing zone. However, the easiest times of the year to get Rose bushes established in your landscape are in spring after the last frost date, and in fall about 4-6 weeks before the first frost.

Do Roses Come Back Every Year?

Rose bushes are deciduous woody perennial shrubs and will return bigger and better each year.

How Do I Find Rose Bushes & Trees for Sale Near Me?

Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Roses at NatureHills.com online nursery. You'll find a massive selection of Rose bushes for sale, including many lovely Tree-form varieties!

Choose the right shrub for your area by first finding your growing zone by entering your zip code in the field above the Plant Highlights section on our product pages. Narrow down your options by plant hardiness zone, sun availability, and size requirements.

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Expect to receive your plants at the appropriate planting time for your growing zone when temperatures are safest to ship through and into.

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NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and don'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Roses for sale here at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Kiss Me Kate Arborose® Climbing Rose Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rosa 'KORnagelio'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes
Photos courtesy of Star Roses and Plants - www.starrosesandplants.com