Climbing Rose, Ramblers, Pillars
Rosa x hybrida
Zones 2 to 8
6 to 20 feet
3 to 6 feet
Summer: once and repeat blooming; various flower colors including red, pink, salmon, yellow, and white
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.
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