Kathleen Harrop is a knockout in the spring. The fence that I laced the canes through is
a solid mass of flowers for about a month. Then we get a moderate number of blooms most
of the rest of the year. We were looking for a rose that would take low light and would
not tear us apart going up and down the stairs. This one is thornless. We get a little
rust and mildew in June with the fog. The plant loses a few leaves and then bounces back.
Kathleen Harrop is also noted for being more tolerant of shade than most other roses.
Generally this is a strong growing rose.
Kathleen Harrop is a sport of Zephirine Drouhin
found by Dickson in Northern Ireland in 1919.