Caldwell Pink – Polyantha

This rose has been in my garden now for two seasons. It continues to bring great pleasure in our garden. I planted three shrubs in a triangle around my gas lamp-post on our front lawn. For some reason, I’m always nervous about planting roses in the front of the house. I guess I think the neighborhood association police will get me if they fail to live up to our “Stepford” standards….. The shrubs are now taking on the look a one large shrub with a lamp-post in the middle. 

This rose has been designated as an “Earth Kind” rose. Earth Kind roses came out of a program sponsored by Texas A & M whereby they conducted multi-year field tests on roses to test for drought and disease resistance. The best of the best survived to become designated as “Earth Kind”. They have some great info on their website.  I have provided a link above

Caldwell Pink is known for producing a profusion of blooms and needing very little care. I do not spray this rose and we do not include it on our MooPoo soil conditioning schedule, and they just thrive. 

If your new to roses, plant this one. It’s beautiful blooms and stamina in the garden will amaze you! 

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About Chris VanCleave - America's Favorite Rose Gardener

Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at and on his popular website;, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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8 Responses to Caldwell Pink – Polyantha

  1. Teresa says:

    Very, very beautiful. Wish it were hardy in Zone 5. I’ll just enjoy your pictures.


  2. Holleygarden says:

    It is pretty. I think I will add this one to my list! Thanks! BTW – I bet the lamp post is beautiful surrounded by roses. I bet the members on the “police squad” are secretly jealous!


  3. Lona says:

    What a beautiful one Chris. I love the shape of the blooms and petals. I wish it was hardy here.
    I am going to have to get some of that Moo Poo. You must really like it for your roses.


  4. Masha says:

    I agree, this is a very worthwhile rose. Very beautiful too. I can imagine how beautiful your cluster of them must look.


  5. This is such a gorgeous rose, Chris. The Moo Poo is working! Thanks for inspiring us with your beautiful rose garden.


  6. Bren Haas says:

    Excited to find this post… I just bought 2 of these at Walmart this week and hope to plant them. Thank you for the information.


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