Names of Thornless Climbing Rose Bushes

Imagine a wall full of open rose blossoms growing along the side of your home. Now imagine these roses being thornless, saving the hassle of wearing gloves to pick the blooms. This is what you achieve when you grow thornless climbing rose varieties--none of the hassle of thorns and the ability to train the plants to grow along walls and trellises around your home. Choose one of these varieties to grow and start your own rose wall this year.

Zephirine Drouhin

Zephirine Drouhin is a hardy, thornless plant that blooms even in partial shade. This variety can be grown along a wall or up a trellis and may even be grown as a shrub as well. The plant can can grow to be up to 12 feet high. Fragrant, 3-inch to 4-inch blooms have a raspberry scent, a dark pink color and bloom from early summer to late summer. This variety is hardy in USDA zones 4 to 9.


Goldfinch is a short, sun-loving thornless variety growing up to 10 feet high. This variety can be trained to climb or left to spread into a large shrub. Large clusters of small yellows flowers bloom in early summer and fade to a milky white as the flowers mature. This variety is hardy in USDA zones 5 to 9.


Veilchenblau's flowers are magenta fading to lilac and sometimes are white-streaked. These flowers are intensely fragrant with a rich orange scent, blooming from early summer to late summer. This large plant can grow up to 15 feet high. Veilchenblau is hardy in USDA zones 5 to 9.

Keywords: thornless roses, climbing roses, growing roses

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Sommer Sharon has a bachelor's degree in IT/Web management from the University of Phoenix and owns a Web consulting business. With more than 12 years of experience in the publishing industry, her work has included "Better Homes and Gardens," "Ladies' Home Journal," "MORE," "Country Home," "Midwest Living," and "American Baby." Sharon now contributes her editorial background by writing for several Internet publications.