• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Requires regular watering- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Twining stems, 6 to 8 ft. tall.
    Key Feature:
    Long Bloom Season
    Blooms:
    Spring, reblooming in late summer.
  • Detail
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Twining stems, 6 to 8 ft. tall.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring, reblooming in late summer.
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Climbing Rose (Rosa); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep extensive root system. Keep roots cool and shaded, tops in the sun. Provide trellis or arbor for support. Avoid hard pruning; previous year stems produce early double blooms. Clip stems by 1/3 to 1/2 after flowering to promote repeat bloom on new growth.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial shade to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Requires regular watering- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Introduced by George Jackman of Jackman & Sons, United Kingdom, in 1913.