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Most Fragrant Climbing Roses

By D.C. Winston ; Updated September 21, 2017

Climbing roses develop strong, long canes capable of being wired, trained and supported against a structure to form an internal architecture to support a very large plant in an upright form. Climbing roses tend to be fast or vigorous cultivars that allow them to climb and bloom aggressively. Many roses and many climbing roses have some degree of light fragrance, particularly in the morning hours or as the blooms first open. These climbing roses are considered to have a more pronounced and consistent rose scent.

Rosa New Dawn

New Dawn is a pale blush pink climber with a very sweet scent. The pale flower petals are offset by bright yellow stamens. It is free-blooming all season well into the fall. The rose grows well, climbing to 20 feet while maintaining performance.

Rose Lemon Meringue

Lemon Meringue is a yellow and white climber with a noticeably spicy rose scent. The outer petals are white to pale yellow and intensify to a bright yellow at the center of the bloom. The flowers each have 25 large petals and the plant thrives when grown up to a height of 12 feet.

Rosa Dublin Bay

Dublin Bay is a dark velvet-red flowering and scented climbing rose. It sports semi-double petal flowers atop 8- to 12-foot long stems or canes.

Rosa Golden Showers

Golden Showers is a fragrant, yellow climbing rose with a vigorous growth habit that produces bright yellow double-petal roses in the summer and fall.