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.
resolution images of
the Kathleen Harrop rose are available.