Spring Garden Tips

Climbing Rose, Ramblers, Pillars

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Botanical Name

Rosa x hybrida

Hardiness

Zones 2 to 8

Height

6 to 20 feet

Width

3 to 6 feet

Flowers

Summer: once and repeat blooming; various flower colors including red, pink, salmon, yellow, and white

Fruit

Orange-red hips

Light

Full sun

Soil

Moist, well-drained

Planting and Care

Grafted climbers should be planted with the graft union 2 inches below the soil surface.

Plant non-grafted climbers at same level as in the nursery.

Train and attach climbers to a support.

Prune after flowering.

Some cultivars may need winter protection.

Problems

Black spot, mildew, rusts, cankers, virus

Varieties to Consider

William Baffin - large shrub rose that can be trained as a climber, low maintenance, repeating deep pink blooms, needs no winter protection

New Dawn - disease resistant, survived unprotected in Zone 4, pink flowers

Fourth of July - 10-14', red and white striped flowers, repeat bloomer

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