Don Juan Rose is a lovely climbing red rose with beautiful large double blooms and velvety romantic red rose petals.
This red climbing rose makes a stunning effect in a garden, especially if it's trained against a white painted support.
The super fragrant flowers on 'Don Juan' appear singly or in small clusters and have a lovely hybrid tea shape.
Starting in early spring there is a profusion of flowers with a moderate repeat-bloom during the rest of the season.
The orange hips appear in the fall adding extra interest to the Don Juan climber and food for the birds in winter.
This climber needs a large space. It's one of the best red climbing roses on the market, and likely the most fragrant one.
The large flowers have an intense rose fragrance that is very lovely.
The glossy, disease free foilage is very attractive as well.
It was introduced by Malandrone in 1958.
Mature Plant Height: 12 feet to 14 feet.
Bloom Size: 4.5 to 5 inches.
Bloom Time: midseason, repeats.
Fragrance: intense perfume.
Year Introduced: 1958.
American Rose Society Rating: 8.2.
Climbing 'Don Juan' does especially well in hot areas, so if you garden in Arizona or the desert Southwest, you should consider this wonderful rose for your garden, and it's scent is absolutely delicious.
My sister has a 'Don Juan' climber by her front entrance, and when people come to her front door, they are greeted by a waft of this wonderful fragrance.
She said everyone notices it, and she gets so many compliments on the fragrant 'Don Juan'rose.