Nothing is more striking than a climbing rose covered in clusters of fragrant blooms. If you want a rose like this as the centerpiece of your garden, there are a number of varieties of climber that will bloom repeatedly throughout the growing season. With all shapes and sizes ranging from old roses to the newer hybrid tea roses, there is sure to be a rose for every garden, regardless of space.
‘Rhode Island Red’
These ever-blooming hybrid tea roses have deep red flowers with very glossy green foliage, A hardy, disease-resistant rose, the ‘Rhode Island red will delight gardeners with beautiful blossoms from early June through the first frost.
A showy rose, Handel blooms throughout the growing season with clusters of large pink blossoms that have white highlights and a lingering fragrance. Its graceful branches have deep green, glossy foliage and can grow to 12 feet. Handel is not very disease resistant, but can be protected from most common rose diseases by good garden hygiene.
This rose produces soft, light pink buds that fade to a delicate cream or ivory as the rose blooms. Hardy to USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 4, this prolific rose will bloom throughout the growing season. New dawn can grow to a height of 10 feet if trained and supported.
William Baffin boasts deep-pink double blossoms that repeat bloom throughout the summer. It is highly resistant to common rose diseases such as black spot, rust and powdery mildew. Very hardy, it will thrive as far north as USDA Hardiness Zone 2. If given the proper support structure, this rose will often grow up to 10 feet tall.
“Darlow’s Enigma” is a climbing rose with clusters of tiny, sweet-scented white blossoms. It can be grown as a shrub or allowed to ramble, climbing up its support. It can grow up to 8 feet if kept as a shrub, and much bigger if trained as a climber. An old “found” rose of unknown origin, it is resistant to most common rose diseases and will bloom off and on throughout the growing season.
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