A Climbing Rose is really just a shrub rose that decided to get upwardly mobile - and aren';t we glad they did. Many of today's favourite roses, both Floribunda and Hybrid Tea have a climbing version. Even if you don't have a large garden but still have a desire to grow roses then think about decorating a wall, fence or trellis with a climbing rose. Climbing roses add a whole new heady dimension to the garden and allow us to enjoy our favourite blooms at nose or eye level.
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Climbing roses differ from Rambling roses in that they have more upright, thicker and stiffer stems or canes, with larger flowers which are produced throughout the season. Climbing roses are usually pruned in winter or early spring, along with shrub roses, whereas a "Rambler" is usually pruned immediately after flowering in summer.
It is important to establish a good framework for your Climbing rose in the first 2-3 years of growth. During this period you will have to do very little pruning except for any wayward shoots that apear outside your desired framework. Secure and train the upward canes in a fan shaped horizontal pattern. Lateral or side shoots will apear from these main canes and this is where your flowers will come from. These can be pruned back to about 1/3 of their growth in winter once your rose is established.
So step outside and look around. Is there a bare wall or a naked fence that would look so much better being dressed by a beautiful rose? Is there an area where a rose covered trellis would add some needed structure with a definite wow factor? With Climbing Roses no need to stay at ground level - rise above and let your imagination soar!
Climber Noisette. A beautiful, repeat flowering old rose that has large, full, quartered flowers of buff apricot that have a delicious old world fragrance. After 150 years it is still a firm favourite. Sometimes known as 'The Old Glory Rose'. 1853.
Colour: Apricot / Cream Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3.5m x 2.5m
Climber Modern. This delightful rose certainly does have a golden future. Beautiful, scented, hybrid tea shaped blooms in soft yellow are set against glossy green foliage. This rose shows good disease resistant and is reliable and free flowering. Very pretty. 1999. PVR.
Colour: Yellow Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 4m
Climber Modern. A very popular climber with clusters of large, loosely formed ruffled flowers of deep golden yellow paling to cream. The foliage is dark green and glossy. Flowers continuously throughout the summer, tolerant of some shade and poor soil. Nice soft fragrance. Shows good disease resistance. 1957.
Colour: Yellow / Gold Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.8m
Climber - Hybrid Tea. A sumptuously beautiful rose bred in France in 1938. The large double flowers are coloured a rich, dark, velvety crimson and open to reveal golden stamens. Powerfully fragrant. Strong healthy foliage. Gorgeous.
Colour: Red Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4.5m x 3m
Climber Cluster Flowered. The almost fully double flowers of this climbing rose have good conformation and are shaded a silver-white with rose pink blushing around the outer edge of each petal. Overall a very pretty effect. Vigorous and healthy with dark bronzed-green foliage. Lightly scented. 1965.
Colour: White / Pink Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3.5m x 2.5m
Climber. A pretty pink Climbing rose that does indeed have 'High Hopes' as it will reach up to 4m. The double blooms are produced in abundance throughout the season and have a sweet strawberry fragrance. Nice dark green foliage and generally a healthy vigorous grower. PVR. 1992.
Colour: Pink / Pink Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 2m
A stunning new climber from Warner's in the UK to get your pulse racing. Delicious, double blooms in a deep purple-crimson tone are produced en masse and are complemented nicely by the blue-grey foliage. Nice light scent too. Would look beautiful under-planted with grey tones. Winner Best Climber 2016 PVR.
Colour: Purple / Pink Habit: Climber Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m
Indigo Knights Clg
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Indigo Knights Clg
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Climber. A NZ Bred rose with copper buds that open to semi-double blooms in a unique shade of velvety terracotta. These are offset beautifully by the dark glossy foliage. Shows good disease resistance and is easy to train on walls or fences because of the slightly lax habit. Award Winner. Bred in NZ by Rob Somerfield. PVR. 2004.
An unusual shade but one that combines well with blues, maroons and greys. Lovely against brick or stucco. I love it!
Colour: Orange / Red Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m
Climber. An excellent climber with large, lightly scented, double flowers of soft golden yellow set against healthy, glossy, foliage. Top performing yellow climbers are few and far between, and this is one of the best. PVR. 2002.
Those that took part in the NZ Rose Review 2010 rate this climber highly. It performed well in BOP, Waikato and Canterbury.
Colour: Yellow / Gold Habit: Climbing Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m