Jeanne LaJoie, bred by Sima, USA 1975.
This is a real workhorse of a rose! Jeanne LaJoie is classed as a climbing miniature, although it will form a perfectly beautiful free standing shrub if given the room and freedom. This is considered to be the best of the climbing minis on the market right now. It is new to my collection, so it is difficult to evaluate it further. I have only seen it growing in friends gardens so far, and it makes an amazing, large vigorous shrub up to 10 feet tall. I look forward to giving it lots of space to become a free-form shrub.
Jeanne LaJoie is available from The Uncommon Rose.
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