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Smiley Face™ Climbing Rose

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A repeat bloomer. This gorgeous variety features glossy foliage and intense yellow semi-double roses that do not fade. Resistant to mildew and rust. Reaches 10-12' tall and 3-4' wide. Blooms in summer and fall. May be covered by USPP #23,774 or other patents. Meilaclost cultivar.


Bloom Color Yellow
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.0
Zone Range 6 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 10 - 12' tall x 3 - 4' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 3 - 4' apart to ensure room for growth.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow roses in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Vicki P on Jun 24, 2020
Love yellow roses.
Rita J on May 27, 2020
Vicki P on Jun 24, 2020
The color
Donald B on May 30, 2020
Love yellow roses.
Rita J on May 27, 2020
Moved in Texas 2010. n fell in love with these knock out Rose's An lost many relatives as my Mother n sister this past year n many of these colors r their favorite..So in of them I'm making a rose garden
Patricia P on May 21, 2020
Hard to find yellow climbers
Robert L on May 17, 2020
MARY M on May 11, 2020
David C on May 11, 2020
Like it
Abbas K on Apr 12, 2020
I built a trellis and thought these would look good at the entrance to my veggie garden area.
Joseph C on Jan 23, 2020
Parent's favorite.
BERYL D on Oct 29, 2019
Color and price
KEITH and DAYNA B on Sep 25, 2019
victoria p on Aug 23, 2019
I have been so pleased with other Stark Bros. products and wanted a yellow climbing rose so thought I would give it a try.
Julie K on May 5, 2019
Used to have a yellow climbing rose and loved it and Stark???s Roses grow the best!
Paula C on Apr 7, 2019
Because I love the double bloom and they are disease resistant.
Dianne G on Mar 20, 2019
I have a similar shaped pink and orange rose that is fantastic, wanted to add yellow.
Andrew F on Jan 15, 2019
BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
linda h on May 8, 2018
I love yellow flowers and needed a climbing plant in an area of my yard that I would enjoy looking at.
Donna D on May 8, 2018
Like the yellow
George P on Jun 23, 2017
To add some beautiful, bright color climbing up the side of my deck.
Stephanie T on May 29, 2017
Yellow is so cheery, I wanted something to plant on the corner of my plain white house. I want the bees to have these.
Trish H on Feb 7, 2017
Like the climbing aspect
Kevin H on Sep 5, 2016
I like yellow roses, and wanted a climber to go with a Henryii white clematis. Who could resist "Smiley Face"?
Henry N on Aug 24, 2016
I liked the input from other buyers
Aries on Jun 1, 2016
I chose the Smiley Face Climbing Rose because I think it will look terrific against my neighbor's stark white vinyl privacy fence that blinds me whenever I look out my window. I chose a yellow rose to compliment my Judy Zuk Magnolia Tree (yellow blooms). It's a tiny yard, so I think consistent color will calm the visual space. I'm in Zone 6a with loamy, well-drained soil and full sun, so these should be happy in their new home.
Ken A on May 31, 2016
Love yellow roses - continuing with my collection.
Judith d on May 13, 2016
I wanted climbers for my porch and I love yellow roses
Sharon N on May 12, 2016
Wife favorite color rose
Michael L E on May 8, 2016
I love roses....& I am putting in an arbour in my garden & have been looking for climbing roses....that will survive in the NW. I can't wait for it to arrive & to plant it...& watch it grow....
Lily M on Apr 16, 2016
yellow color, repeat bloomer, heat hardiness
Shelley C on Mar 17, 2016
The color
Donald B on May 30, 2020
Moved in Texas 2010. n fell in love with these knock out Rose's An lost many relatives as my Mother n sister this past year n many of these colors r their favorite..So in of them I'm making a rose garden
Patricia P on May 21, 2020
smiley face yellow roses is it thornless?
missy n on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. I have this exact rose and it does have thorns. Typically, if it doesn't say thornless, assume it will have thorns.
does this rose have a fragrance?
Kathy F on Feb 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does, a beautiful light fragrance that doesn't overpower.
I have a wire fence that is five foot high. I wanted to plant some of these roses along the fence line in the hopes that it will spread out along the fence. do you think this rose is a good variety for this purpose?
Janine N on May 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: These roses are awesome, I planted mine on an arbor that is over 12 ft high, in the first year they had grown almost to the top, the next year they covered it, would recommend these roses to anyone, they are beautiful, grow fast & bloom all summer/
Is this a fast grower?
CarlB on Mar 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Carl. Of course it depends where you live (general climate) and where you
intend to plant it (microenvironment). I planted it along a fence in Philadelphia.
It took a while to get started, but was doing quite well by the end of summer. I would not call it a fast grower in comparison with rugosa type roses, but I would say it established well in the first year and looks quite happy where it is. I kept it watered well after transplanting because we had a dry spell, so I think early care is important. Good luck.
How large are the blooms?
Sonia on Sep 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I measured a fully open bloom today at 3 inches and a bud at a little over 1 inch.
Do they have fragrance?
Kyung V on Aug 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, a light, pleasant fragrance.
When should I prune my smiley face climbing rose?
Gismo on Feb 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I generally prune mine early spring only if needed and again after second bloom. Have done very little pruning in this. I love this climber. Needs protection from rabbits also
can this rose be planted with clematis ?
BettyBoop on Apr 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Mine was planted alone but I would sure think it could be planted with clematis and look really beautiful.
Does it have a strong rose scent?
Christy S on Jun 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, the roses don't have a scent.
How soon before this blooms?
Marcia M on Nov 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It bloomed the same year i bought it.
Can these bloom year round?
T K on Jun 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I can say in zone 8b it stays green in a mild winter but doesn't flower though it will rebloom all growing season.
How long does it bloom ?
Kennth J on Jun 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mine are in there third season. Already blooming. Just covering a 10' fence.

I have to admit I am not sure when blooms stop for last summer was the first season of blooms. As a guess I would say late summer.

Also go on line and source rose by name. I think it will say late summer. Again I am pretty sure on this. Strong healthy plants with very good disease resistance. Do spray with a disease resistant spray even though I have never seen any sign of disease on these plants.

bees attraction to smile face roses?
Faye P on Mar 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Bees would be as attracted to this rose as they are other roses, but there are flowers that some bees prefer over roses in general. The cup-like shape this rose takes on when it is in full bloom is one that bees prefer, since they don't have to work as hard to gather pollen.
Is this suitable for indoors with a grow light?
Kate S on Jul 21, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Traditionally, rosarians have turned to miniature roses for indoor use. Today however, almost any rose variety can thrive inside, as long as it is suited to the conditions you can provide. Most rose plants can be grown in a sunny corner or window area but several species work well with artificial light.
How large is the actual plant you will ship and also how large are the blooms?
Sheri B on Jun 17, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. I can not speak for the blossom size as they will vary but when shipped it is a 1 year old potted plant which will be 4-8 inches tall.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
How big is the one that you offer for sale, please?
Lyudmyla (Luda) D on May 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. when shipped these range from 4-12 inches and Reaches 10-12' tall and 3-4' wide in maturity.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Is this rose a repeat bloomer OR just spring and fall?
Kathy F on Sep 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Repeat bloomer.
how fragrant is it?
Linda S on May 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Smiley Face has a slight fragrance that is a little spicy. On a scale of 1 to 10, it's about a 4.
Will this rose grow in a western facing direction in zone 5?
Miriam S on Jan 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This rose is zoned for 6-9, so you would be risking root-freeze, even with a western-facing location. If you're looking for a more cold-hardy yellow rose (which is virtually maintenance-free), you might look at this one: //
I bought two of these roses and planted them in early June I saw my first flower Tuesday August 15 today I noticed it turned white, is that supposed to happen?
Aries on Aug 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sometimes colors fade as they mature. My Geese ate my smiley face rose! I have other roses where this happens.
When is the best time to prune in "our" area 63343 ???
Rottygirl on Aug 2, 2020

Customer Reviews

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Exceeding my expectations!
I planted three last fall and those wintered over beautifully, so I completed the bed with three more this spring. The three I planted last fall have buds on them- several each! All six roses have bright green, broad leaves and healthy, flexible canes. I am beyond please with these gorgeous plants. They looked brilliant when they arrived- I commented that they were some of the healthiest plants I've bought anywhere- and they continue to delight. So pretty!
May 3, 2016
over 4 years ago
beautiful climbing rose
We planted Smiley face Climbing Rose a year ago. Nice rose! We got a few blooms last year, but it's really taking off this year. If you have a place for it, do yourself a favor and get this rose.
May 16, 2017
over 4 years ago
Gorgeous and Growing!
We have seen our little rose bush grow a lot in the first few months, and we now have maybe 5-10 blooms right now! We are trellising it up the steps from our backyard patio to our screened in porch, and I think it will be a show stopper in a couple years. (Disclaimer: I am not an expert at tending roses by any means, but it seems to be taking care of itself!)
May 2, 2019
over 2 years ago
LOVE LOVE this climbing rose! It is extremely healthy & fast growing! Full too! Just have to keep the bunny's away!
May 19, 2016
over 6 years ago
Smiley Face Climbing Rose
It took two growing seasons for this rose to establish itself, but now that it has, this season's blooms are spectacular. Smiley Face is the perfect name.
May 9, 2016
over 6 years ago
vibrant beauty , we planted near large arbor stunning and impressive
May 6, 2018
over 3 years ago
Good so far.
I ordered a few of these. They all came in good shape. Two were trampled by my dogs a few months after planting and one unfortunately died but the other survived from being broke off at the ground, so I'd say they are pretty strong.
January 6, 2018
over 3 years ago
Very healthy plant
Purchased this spring. Already three feet tall. No blooms yet but we will see!
May 10, 2017
over 3 years ago
Smiley Face Rose
Make sure they get enough magnesium sulfate and organic fertilizer.And you will have decent results.Easy to train.
July 8, 2019
over 2 years ago
loved it last year
My rose bush didn't make it through the winter,even though i mulched around it.It was great the first year.
May 8, 2016
over 6 years ago