Bred by Michele Malandrone (Italy, 1958).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. as ‘Don Juan’.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1962 as ‘Don Juan’.
Dark red.  Red filaments.   30 to 35 petals.   Very large, full (26-40 petals), cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.
Tall, climbing.  Glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.

Yellow to salmon-pink, copper shading.  Sweet fragrance.  Average diameter 3.5″.  Semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  Medium, pointed buds.
Armed with thorns / prickles, climbing.
Height of 8′ 2″ to 39′ 4″ (250 to 1200 cm).  Width of 4′ 11″ (150 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Very vigorous.  can be grown as a shrub.  can be trained as a climber.  prefers warmer sites.  Prune dead wood.
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