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'New Dawn' is a Rose variety in the Rosa genus with a scientific name of Rosa. New Dawn is a hybrid variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Pale pink and   Pink lace and   Carnation pink. The mature flowers take a Semi-double form, with an approximate petal count of 15. Leaves appear approximately as a   Dark olive green colour.

New Dawn is a climbing rose with an arching habit that produces large pale-pink blooms. These blooms grow to a size of approx. 4 inches in diameter (petal count is around 26-35) and have a strong fragrance. New Dawn is very tolerant of most soils, and is a great grower in exposed positions due its hardiness.

New Dawn has received the Award of Garden Merit (AGM) from the RHS.

New Dawn grows as a Perennial and is a Flower. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). New Dawn is known for its Shrub habit and growing to a height of approximately 5.00 metres (16.25 feet).

United States is believed to be where New Dawn originates from.

New Dawn Rose needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about New Dawn have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow New Dawn

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Can be used for cut flower, garden or pillar. Hardy. very vigorous. shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary – Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection). Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit. Prune after flowering is finished. Remove spent blooms only.
Tip: this rose seems to flower best on old wood, so prune sparingly. 2

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that New Dawn is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ideally plant in loamy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 4.5 and 8.0 as New Dawn likes to be in moderately acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing New Dawn from seed

Hybrid. Will not grow true to type from seed.

Transplanting New Dawn

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as New Dawn is a hardy plant.

Harvesting New Dawn

New Dawn Patent Information


New Dawn folklore & trivia

It was discovered in a Connecticut nursery owned by Henry Dree and holds the first plant patent ever issued in the USA. After almost 67 years, it was elected to the World Rose Hall of Fame in 1997. 1

First rose to receive a United States patent.

Other Names for Rose 'New Dawn'

Everblooming Dr W. Van Fleet, The New Dawn


1 “Botanica’s Roses”

2 HelpMeFind entry for ‘New Dawn’ rose

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