Growing Climbing Roses
Climbing Rose Varieties
Growing climbing roses and planting different climbing rose varieties are dramatic ways to use roses in your
Adding height to your garden with climbing roses elevates the flowers to eye level and higher, creating a
vertical display that's a feast for the eyes.
Climbing roses in a garden, such as the old fashion red 'Blaze' climbing rose or the pink 'Eden'climbing rose,
adds a romantic touch and a vision of beauty to your garden.
There are many ways to incorporate climbers into the garden, including fences, walls, trellises, arbors
pergolas and gazebos. If you have the space, you can even grow roses up the trunk of a tree.
One Climbing rose that I really love, is the Blush Noisette rose, it's just takes your breath away, and the fragrance is delicious.
Isn't this a wonderful picture of the pink climbing Eden rose interplanted with the fragrant white Jasmine vine and a brilliant red Bougainvillea on the front facade of this lovely home? I just love it.
How To Grow Climbing Roses
Roses for Fences and Walls
The pictore of climbing 'Blaze' rose makes this plain white picket fence look fabulous.
Consider turning a white fence, a weather worn split-rail fence or an unsightly chain link fence, into a wall
of color. Lush foilage can fill in the spaces and the long canes produced by climbers can be woven neatly
in and out of the support as they grow. For best results, plant one variety at regular 4-5 feet intervals, and
the inter-twining canes will eventually turn into a solid wall of color and beauty.
Proper grooming and training over a few years will create a most charming and stunning effect.
The picture above shows the 'Westerland' rose climbing on a white fence. The bright apricot orange flowers are
a colorful addition to any garden. The double ruffled blooms have wonderful rose fragrance. This is a medium
climber that is perfect for fences or walls. Zones 5-10.
Here is a great picture of Mlle Cecile Brunner climbing rose that has been groomed and trained on an open
wrought iron fence. It's is quite spectacular and beautiful to look at.
To cover a wall in the garden, train the canes into postion using supports. On masonary walls, use eyebolts with
wires arranged horizontally to tie the canes to. Or put up a trellis or lattice frame, and tie the canes to it
with rose tape. If you add hinges, it will allow you to remove the trellis for house painting.
'New Dawn' rose, 'Blaze' rose and 'Zephirine Drouhin' rose, are all suited for training up a wall.
Best Roses for Fences and Walls
America, Angel face Climbing, Blaze, Autumn Sunset, Berries "N" Cream, Don Juan, Fourth of July, Iceberg
Climbing, Josephs Coat, Mlle Cecile Brunner, Henry Kelsey, Royal Sunset, Westerland, New Dawn, Zephirine
Roses for Pillars and Posts
The picture shows the lovely white
Sally Holmes rose
climbing up two posts by the front door of this house. I just love how it looks.
Growing climbing roses on pillars and posts is another way to add interest and beauty to your garden. A
number of climbing rose varieties perform wonderfully when trained to wrap around a pillar or post. This
allows you to create columns of color rising from mixed flower beds and borders.
The picure shows a tripod used as a pillar in a garden bed. The climbing rose is the 'Dream Weaver' climbing
rose. The cracefully arching canes produce flower clusters of 3-4 inch bright coral pink blooms that have an
old rose fragrance that is very lovely. Zones 4-11, 10-12 feet high.
Here is another example of growing roses,a Mlle Cecile Brunner climbing rose trained on a pillar in the front garden.
True climbers are not suited for this purpose, as they are too large and their canes are stiff and hard to
wind. Try the pillar type rose varieties such as the red 'Don Juan', yellow 'Golden Showers', coral pink
'Dream Weaver'or the multi colored 'Josephs Coat'.
Best Roses for Pillars and Posts
In addition to the above: Altissimo, Rainbows End Climbing, Eden (pierre de Ronsard), Paprika, Sally Holmes,
Roses for Arbors and Pergolas
Arbors and pergolas are perfect for growing climbing roses. What could be a more perfect way to highlight
roses in a garden setting than with a rose covered archway as an entrance? Plant two climbing rose bushes
of the same variety on each side of an arbor or arch, and then train their canes to go over the top and
down the other sides.
The picture above is one of my favorite pictures of roses on arbors. Here the climbing Eden rose (Pierre
de Ronsard) is sharing a beautifully crafted arbor with a red Blaze which has just started to bloom.
What a beautiful way growing climbing roses!
This combination of canes from both sides of the support produces a magnificent display of roses all around
it. Be sure to start criss-crossing the canes at the bottom of each side,and continue criss-crossing all the way up,
tying them to the support as they grow. This method for growing climbing roses, will prevent the rose from blooming just at the top. I
promise you you will have a very stunning display if you train the roses this way when growing climbing roses.
The arbor in the picture above has the Mlle Cecile Brunner climbing rose trained over it. The white Iceberg
rose bushes frames the arbor and hides the bare canes of the climber. This is a very exiting way for growing climbing roses.
Best Roses for Arbors and Pergolas
Aloha, America, Don Juan, Dublin Bay, Golden Showers, Mlle Cecile Brunner, New Dawn, Sombreuil, Zephirine
Drouhin, Eden (Pierre de Ronsard), Balze.