William Baffin Climbing Rose

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Hot pink vertical color! The William Baffin Rose (Rosa 'William Baffin') is a hardy and vigorous Climbing Rose! Your William Baffin will explode with hot-pink brilliance in June. The semi-double blooms burst forth on the scene in huge clusters (of up to 30 blossoms each), that blanket the vine with unprecedented color and form! A single stem is an entire bouquet!

The flowers continue to bloom, over and over again right into fall, so you're assured of a long season of exceptional color! Your William Baffin Climbing Rose not only excels in appearance but also in fragrance, emitting a soft, gentle scent that calls you in for a closer look. The lush green foliage is the perfect backdrop and looks great all growing season long!

What's more, William Baffin forms orange-red Rosehips that are small but a welcome sight in the autumn and persist for winter interest! Use these in your dried and winter dcor, or leave them outside for color and birds!

It's fast-growing, vigorous, and disease-resistant. The canes are quite strong, so can be left to their natural climbing nature, or pruned to create a colorful rambling, and mounding shrub. William Baffin is cold-hardy as well, throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 9. Reaching upwards of 10 feet, this robust repeat bloomer will add a vertical beacon to your landscape!

Planting and Application:

Plant one of these brilliant beauties on the arbor in your garden, the trellis by your front door, or perhaps train one into a decorative shrub for your front lawn. The strong canes can almost support themselves and grow into a columnar form without support! No matter where you use it, William Baffin is a reliable source of color for your yard. Train over a garden bench, or shade a bistro set. Even balcony gardeners can enjoy a flowering screen planted in large pots and containers in the sun!

The canes of William Baffin are also fantastic when allowed to spill and ramble! Becoming a shrubby, cascading, and mounding bush or groundcover when not trained onto a trellis. Let spill over a retaining wall, mound up over itself as a barrier planting, or just ramble through the Rose garden, filling it in vibrant color, butterflies, and bouquet-ready blooms! Use Climbing Roses horizontally as a pretty living mulch, en masse plantings to fill wide swaths of sunny ground, or on hard-to-mow hillsides and embankments to slow soil erosion.

  • Brilliant Pink Blooms & Yellow Centers
  • Spring to Fall Roses
  • Fragrant, Great Cut Flowers
  • Fast Growing & Vigorous Strong Canes
  • Can Be A Rambling Mounding Shrub & Groundcover
  • Vertical Hot Color, Specimens, Shade, Containers & Slopes

#ProPlantTips for Care

Roses do their very best in full sun and William Baffin is no different. For the healthiest and strongest canes, provide at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day, favoring the morning sun. Plant in enriched, highly organic, and fertile soil that is well-drained and well-mulched to hold in moisture. Water regularly, especially throughout the hot summer months and plant in a location with good air circulation. Repeat flowering throughout the summer, these hardy Roses need a regular schedule of quality Rose fertilizers.

How to Prune and Train Climbing Roses

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, if possible 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.

Want more info about pruning Roses, winterizing Roses, and un-wintering Roses in spring? Check out Nature Hills #ProPlantTips Garden Blog!

  • Full Sun For The Most Blooms
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Appreciates Mulched Garden Beds
  • Cold Tolerant & Good Disease Resistance

It can be difficult to find a Climbing Rose that will perform consistently, with strong color and form, and also provide hardiness and ease of care! William Baffin is certainly a Rose that fulfills those requirements and is ready to provide your home with those same attributes this year. Some people would say that William Baffin Climbing Rose is arguably the hardiest repeat blooming climber available (especially for northern gardeners), and that certainly seems to be the case! Order today at Nature Hills!

Rose Bush FAQs

Where Is The Best Place To Plant Rose Bushes?

Roses 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 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.

Place your order, knowing it's backed by the Nature Hills Nursery product guarantee and protected by Plant Sentry™, which helps ensure regulated plant materials aren't sent to prohibited areas.

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.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

William Baffin Climbing Rose Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rosa 'William Baffin'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Bright Pink
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Red-Orange Rosehips In Fall
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes