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Rose 'New Dawn'

Rosa 'New Dawn'

Also known as


Rosa 'New Dawn' J1 by Jamain (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








3 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Rose 'New Dawn' Overview

This is the forerunner of the modern perpetual flowering climbers. It produces clusters of sweetly fragrant, medium-sized, silvery soft pink flowers, which deepen in colour towards the centre. There is plentiful glossy foliage. This is the rose every rose lover needs, whether it climbs up a trellis, or over a pergola in the garden. It's pale pink petals look stunning against the darker green of its glossy foliage.

Common problems with Rose 'New Dawn'

Mostly disease resistant but is susceptible to black spot and powdery mildew.

Rose 'New Dawn' Companion Plants

Members of the onion family such as chives, ornamental alliums, and edible onions, are rumored to increase the perfume of roses, ward off aphids, and prevent black spot. Scented geraniums (Pelargonium), rue (Ruta), feverfew (T anacetum), parsley (Petroselinum), and thyme (Thymus) all may help ward off Japanese beetles and aphids. Marigolds (Tagetes) may also repel pests and encourage growth. Try ornamental and culinary sage (Salvia), anise-hyssop (Agastache), Russian-sage (Perovskia), lavender (Lavandula), yarrow (Achillea), oregano (Origanum), catmint (Nepeta) and calamint (Calamintha). Oddly enough, tomatoes allegedly prevent black spot, but not many people will be inclined to combine roses and tomatoes. Lavender (Lavandula) and catmint (Nepeta) are good at keeping rabbits away. Yarrow (Achillea) may attract ladybugs who in turn feed on aphids. Remember to plant rose companions at least 30 cm away from your roses so that you do not disturb their roots.

How to harvest Rose 'New Dawn'

Roses can be harvested throughout the growing season. It is best to harvest in the early mornings before the heat of the day. Use sharp, clean secateurs and cut the stems at an angle just above an active bud.

How to propagate Rose 'New Dawn'


Sow seeds after cold stratification, either in Spring or in Winter to be outside during the cold.


Take hardwood cuttings from firm young stems with some leaves in Autumn. Make 1-2.5 cm vertical slits through the bark near the base. Place in pots of moist sand or potting soil.


Budding in summer. For budding, excise a single vegetative bud on a stem and attach it to the stem of the rootstock.


Some species that produce soft, rambling branches can be multiplied by layering.


By budding in summer.


Hybrids are often propagated by grafting.

Special features of Rose 'New Dawn'

Hedge plant

Can be trained to grow up a trellis, to create a pretty hedge screen.

Other uses of Rose 'New Dawn'

Fragrance, cutting bed, ornamental, exhibition, hips, ground cover Summer/Autumn interest.


The rose hip, usually from R. canina, is used as a minor source of vitamin C. The fruits of many species have significant levels of vitamins and have been used as a food supplement. Many roses have been used in herbal and folk medicines. Rosa chinensis has long been used in Chinese traditional medicine.


Rose hips are occasionally made into jam, jelly, marmalade, and soup or are brewed for tea, primarily for their high vitamin C content. They are also pressed and filtered to make rose hip syrup. Rose water has a very distinctive flavour and is used heavily in Middle Eastern, Persian, and South Asian cuisine, especially in sweets such as barfi, baklava, halva, gulab jamun, gumdrops, kanafeh, nougat, and Turkish delight. Rose petals or flower buds are sometimes used to flavour ordinary tea, or combined with other herbs to make herbal teas.


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