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Altissimo Rose * Introduced in 1966

The Altissimo Rose is one of my favorites. The large single flowers grow at the tips of the canes. The canes can grow 6-10 feet. While this rose is a Florabunda Rose it robust enough that it is often treated as a climing rose. I have grown the Altissimo Rose both as a large shrub rose and espaliered and it performs well against a fence or a hot wall. The Altissimo Rose has few disease problems. The flowers individually or in clusters at the branch tips are spectacular. The petals look like velvet.

Rosa Altissimo

Brilliant red flower of the Altissimo Rose are part of our garden image collection.