Climbing Manita is a rose of exceptional quality and beauty so I was surprised when I could find very little information about it. The only information I found was from Treloar Roses catalogue (where I bought it) and from Kordes, the breeder. It does not appear in any of my rose books. I don’t understand why not – as you can see from the photos, it is a stunner.
The semi-double blooms are mid pink with a yellow centre and shining yellow stamen. The blooms are exceptionally large, up to 12cm in diameter, and are lightly fragrant. The colour holds and they last well in a vase. According to Treloars, it is one of the best pink climbers. It reportedly grows to 4 metres; mine is about 2 metres.
Climbing Manita is vigorous, healthy, and very easy to grow. The foliage is dark green and very glossy.
Climbing Manita was bred by Kordes and released in 1996.