The Peace Rose

I am trying to grow a climbing peace rose in my garden.  The main plant has died years ago but before it died a branch had broken off and I planted it.  I was so glad I did as it has been growing steadily every year.  The rose got it name in 1944 one month after the liberation of France from the Pacific Rose Society as a request from it’s developer Papa Meilland.  During the war he had sent cuttings to several countries and only Italy, Germany, and the United States received the cuttings.  The Italian gardener were so impressed by the rose that they called it Giola meaning joy and the German gardeners called it Gloria Dei or the Glory of God.  The Americans like Peace and chose it in honor of the rose developer.

Papa Meilland produced the rose which was called 3-35-40.  He would later call the rose after his mother Madame A. Meilland whom he had called Claudia in the letters he had written to her during World War I.

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I have not seen my rose bloom yet as the branch though mature enough to plant was a small one. Roses are great for cuttings and do best with a year old branch.  My daughter and I have grown many by cuttings.

Anyway, here is a shot if it in my garden along with some of the raspberries and what I think is a muskadine grape.

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Climbing Peace Rose

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Here is a photo of my wild rose.  It is growing on the corner of my home up front.  I had the main rose in a pot but someone had spread it with a weed killer and it died.  A few days before it happened a branch had broken off.  Well I was going to throw it away but I thought no I’ll just stick it in the ground.  Well I did and forgot about it when my other died, a rose Collin had wanted me to grow,  I was very mad but then I looked and the little branch was growing strong and well now taking over.  Oops.

Remember roses can be started by taking a well developed branch that is not to old or to young and sticking into some soil.  So if you want another rose just take your own cuttings and grow yourself one.  I cannot wait now for this climbing peace rose to bloom.