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Climbing Rose

Botanical Name
Rosa x hybrida
Hardiness
Zones 2 to 8
Height
6 to 20 feet
Width
3 to 6 feet
Flowers
Summer: once and repeat blooming; various flower colors including red, pink, salmon, yellow, and white
Fruit
Orange-red hips
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Grafted climbers should be planted with the graft union 2 inches below the soil surface. Plant non-grafted climbers at same level as in the nursery.
  • Train and attach climbers to a support
  • Prune after flowering
  • Some cultivars may need winter protection
Problems
Black spot, mildew, rusts, cankers, virus
Varieties
  • William Baffin - large shrub rose that can be trained as a climber, low maintenance, repeating deep pink blooms, needs no winter protection
  • New Dawn - disease resistant, survived unprotected in Zone 4, pink flowers
  • Fourth of July - 10-14', red and white striped flowers, repeat bloomer
  • Captain Samuel Holland - 6 feet, light red flowers, good disease resistance, slight fragrance
  • Marie Victorin - 6 to 8 feet, double salmon pink flowers
  • Henry Kelsey - 8 feet, double dark red flowers, slightly fragrant

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