Hardy, deciduous, spring flowering shrub
Description: Bears small clusters of fragrant, very double, pale pink flowers in profusion; long blooming period in late spring
Habit: Grows to 15 feet high and 6-8 feet wide; considered a climbing or pillar rose
Culture: Prefers full sun and well-drained garden loam
Cold Hardiness: USDA Zones 5-9
'Baltimore Belle', developed in 1843 by Baltimore, Maryland rose-breeder Samuel Feast, is considered one of the best hybrid forms of the North American Prairie Rose. It produces a sumptuous display of highly perfumed red-tinged buds and pale blush, fully-double blossoms in small clusters of a dozen or more and it grows into a massive shrub with vigorous, arching stems. With the exception of 'Baltimore Belle', most of the Prairie Rose hybrids developed by Feast have virtually disappeared, but they were especially popular in the 19th century on pillars and arches or grown as hedges.