Kiss Me Kate Arborose Climbing Rose (Rosa ‘KORnagelio’)

Kiss Me Kate Arborose Climbing Rose

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!

Tips 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

Avoid pruning your Climbing Rose during the first two years, since Climbing Roses need time to build flowering Rose canes. Find all you need about pruning Roses Here, and about winterizing your Roses Here and un-wintering Roses in Spring in our

Tips Garden Blog!

  • Select several canes to become the structural foundation of your beautiful Climbing Rose. The structural canes will grow thick for several years before you replace them.
  • Horizontal branches produce the most flowers, so tie the secondary canes at 90 to 45-degree angles. Use stretchy landscape ties, strips from old t-shirts, or old pantyhose to loop around the cane and your support. Check them yearly.
  • Prune Roses in early spring to remove any dead or damaged branches. Cut your secondary canes down to 6 – 8 inches above a bud, but keep your structural support canes in place.
  • Rejuvenate the structural canes every three years. Because Climbing Roses bloom on last year’s canes, you’ll wait until the first flush of flowers is finished.
  • Trim the thick old structural canes out at ground level at that time. Then, select a new set of canes to become your structural support.

Take your garden vertical with the old-fashioned-looking modern Kiss Me Kate™ Arborose® Climbing Rose!

Kiss Me Kate Arborose Climbing Rose (Rosa ‘KORnagelio’) Details

Common name Kiss Me Kate Arborose Climbing Rose
Botanical name Rosa 'KORnagelio'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 5-9
Growth rate Fast
Height 8 - 10 ft.
Width 3 - 4 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Early Spring
Flower color Pink