Aloha Rose (Climbing Hybrid Tea - Modern Roses)

The Fragrance Pink Flower of Aloha Rose
The Fragrance Pink Flower of Plant

Aloha Rose belongs to climbing hybrid tea roses and is classified in Modern Roses.

It is another historical Rosa variety, not only because it was released in 1949, but also because of its exceptional breeder Eugene Boerner, the so-called Papa Floribunda.

Several decades after its breeding, climbing Rose Aloha remains a hugely popular plant.

And its name, the word ‘Aloha’, derives from the Hawaiian language of Polynesian origin, which means love, affection, peace, compassion and mercy.

Bearing in mind the creation time of this variety of Rose, it is up to the reader to choose whichever interpretation suits him best.

The Climbing Rose Aloha offers excellent flowering even when planted in half-shade places.

Aloha Rose Blooms in Half-Shade in Garden
The Plant Blooms in Half-Shade in Garden
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Aloha Rose - General Information

The course of the creation of the Climbing Rose Aloha variety, along with its essential features and some concise identifications, are given below.

Facts in Short

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

Scientific Name: Rosa ‘Aloha’

Common Names: Aloha Rose, Rosa Aloha, Aloha Climbing Rose, Climbing Rose Aloha

Horticultural Group: Climbing Hybrid Tea – Modern Roses

Plant Breeder: Eugene Boerner – USA, 1949

Awards: Award of Garden Merit – Royal Horticultural Society, 2002

Breeding & Features

The hybrid climbing Aloha Rose is the result of the crossing of the Mercedes Gallart variety with the New Dawn variety.

Mercedes Gallart belongs to the hybrids tea and has pink-fuchsia roses. New Dawn is a climbing variety of repetitive blossoms that was created in 1930. It is one of Hybrid Perpetual roses, and its flowers are light pink.

The new climbing Rose Aloha, combining features of both parent plants, is a tall, vigorous, woody, deciduous perennial shrub. The dominant decorative element of the plant is of course the aromatic pink roses that appear during its repeated and extended flowering – flowering that starts from the end of May and ends with the first cold in October – November.

However, it is worth mentioning the highly decorative value of leather foliage that best highlight the produced roses.

In terms of size, the height of the plant reaches 2.5 to 4 m (8-13 ft) while its diameter varies between 1.5 and 2.5 m (5-8 ft) – reaching its dimensions within a period of 2 to 5 years after its planting. Still, it has upright appearance with a dense canopy, which is rather symmetrical with an irregular outline.

Its life span is over 25 years.

Aloha Rose (Climbing Hybrid Tea – Modern Roses)

This Rose variety is suitable for:

  • Beds & borders
  • Mass plantings
  • Informal hedges
  • Urban plantings
  • Pots & containers
  • Cut flowers

Aloha Rose - Description

Climbing Rose Aloha is a shrub moderately branched with shoots that have thorns. Its leaves are composite, consisting mainly of 5 leaflets, oval – ellipsoid and toothed. The tip of the leaflets ends at a acute peak while their color is deep green.

The roses are formed in clusters at the top of their annual shoots, usually 3 to 5 per stem. They are double, large in size with a diameter of 10 to 12 cm (4-5 in). They consist of 50 to 60 petals whose color is of medium pink intensity – slightly deeper on the back surface.

They are moderate to strong aromatic, and their fragrance reminds the feeling that remain of mature apple.

During the flowering period it attracts the beneficial insects, among which includes and the butterflies.

Aloha Rose (Climbing Hybrid Tea – Modern Roses)

Aloha Rose Large Flower of Pink Colour and Buds
Large Flower of Pink Colour and Buds

Aloha Rose - Environment of Establishment

Aloha Rose is very resistant to cold plant. Its lowest temperature tolerance ranges from -23 to -26 °C (-10 to -15 °F – USDA Hardiness zone 5b), while fully established roses of the variety can withstand minimum temperatures up to -29 °C (−20 °F) without being damaged.

In relation to the soil, Aloha Rose – like most roses – is recommended to be planted in fertile and rich in organic matter loamy soils, which must have extra and excellent drainage.

In terms of soil pH the appropriate range is relatively large, ranging between 5.6 and 7.8. However, it thrives in soils that have a slightly acidic to neutral reaction, ie at pH values ranging from 6 to 7.

In relation to the exposure, it can be planted in both sunny and semi-shady places, while its impeccable flowering is also characteristic in even days of constant clouds.

In addition, it should be noted that its roses are not destroyed by the rains.

Aloha Rose (Climbing Hybrid Tea – Modern Roses)

Aloha Rose Plant Blooms in the Garden
A Plant Blooms in the Garden
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In Garden, Pots & Containers

Aloha Rose - Care

The care of the plant includes Irrigation, Fertilization, Pruning and the necessary Plant Protection. For all of this the constantly patient reader will find answers by clicking on the constantly electronic magical links:

The only additional element to be given here is that its tolerance to classical rose diseases is remarkably high, and that the rabbits and deer must be included in the pests – against which Climbing Rose Aloha need protection.

Aloha Rose (Climbing Hybrid Tea – Modern Roses)

The Large Pink Flowers of Aloha Rose
The Large Pink Flowers of Plant

Aloha Rose - Uses

Climbing Rose Aloha contributes in many ways to the decoration of gardens and landscapes, because it has excellent fragrance, repeated blooming and still it is vigor and robust as a plant.

Thus, it could generally be said that Aloha Rose:

  • It is cultivated for its roses, which as a cut flower can last in the vases from about 5 to 8 days
  • It is used in the garden as a plant of particular interest
  • It is used in the garden planting in groups of three
  • It is used in the garden in conmpanion with other plants such as Lavandula angustifolia (English Lavender), Lychnis coronaria (Rose Campion) and Clematis ‘Jackmanii’ (Late Large-Flowered Clematis)
  • It can be planted as an informal hedge plant
  • Can be used as a climbing plant on walls, trellis and pergolas, with appropriate support
  • Can be pruned appropriately to shrub
  • Finally, it is possible to plant it in large-sized pots and full-sun exposures


The References to the slightly Hawaiian article with a little English essay and titled Aloha Rose (Climbing Hybrid Tea – Modern Roses), are presented by the excellent gentlemen J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton, with the song of the first of them After Midnight.

With Pomp and Circumstance

The Climbing Aloha Rose, Eric Clapton and J. J. Cale bloom together After Midnight.

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