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Top 10 Climbing Roses

These beauties offer more bloom for your buck.

Judith's Top 10 Climbers

Name and type: AMERICA (Rosa 'Jacclam') (U.S.A., 1976) modern large-flowered climber ZONE 5
HxW (m): 3 x 1.5
Description: Hybrid tea form; double, repeat bloom; warm coral, maturing to pale salmon, blooms measure 7.5 cm with 43 petals, spicy clove scent; flowers singly and in clusters; high-centred ovoid buds; large, medium green leaves
Comments: Disease-resistant; upright growth, good for trellises, pillars and arbours

Name and type: CLAIR MATIN (R. 'Meimont') (France, 1960) modern large-flowered climber ZONE 4
HxW (m): 4 x 2
Description: Floribunda form; semi-double, repeat bloom; light pink with gold stamens, blooms measure 6 cm with 15 petals, sweet brier scent; flowers are flattened, cup-shaped, blooms in clusters; small pointed buds; semi-glossy, medium-sized, dark green leaves
Comments: Disease-resistant; arching growth, good for pergolas and fences

Name and type: 'COMPASSION' (U.K., 1973) modern large-flowered climber ZONE 4
HxW (m): 3 x 2.5
Description: Hybrid tea form; double and reflexed, repeat bloom; apricot pink, bloom measures 10 cm with 45 to 50 petals, strong rose fragrance; flowers singly and in sprays; long pointed buds; lustrous dark green leaves
Comments: Disease-resistant; tall growth, good for walls, pillars, arbours and pergolas

Name and type: 'DANSE DU FEU' (syn. 'Spectacular') (France, 1953) modern large-flowered climber ZONE 5
HxW (m): 3.5 x 1.5
Description: Floribunda form; semi-double, repeat bloom; bright orange-scarlet, bloom measures 7.5 cm with 35 petals, strong citrus scent; flowers singly and in clusters; globular at first, opening to loosely formed round, short buds; dark green, semi-glossy leaves
Comments: Tall growth, good for walls, pillars, arbours and pergolas

Name and type: 'DORTMUND' (Germany, 1955) modern Kordesii shrub climber ZONE 5
HxW (m): 4 x 2
Description: Single, sporadic repeat bloom; cherry red with bright white centre, yellow stamens, blooms measure 7.5 cm with 5 to 10 large petals, which are followed by large orange hips, slight rose fragrance; flowers in clusters; long pointed buds; large, dark green, glossy leaves
Comments: Highly disease-resistant; vigorous arching growth, good for pergolas, pillars and arbours

Name and type: 'ILSE KROHN SUPERIOR' (Germany, 1964) modern climber ZONE 4
HxW (m): 3 x 2
Description: Hybrid tea form but changes to old-rose form when fully open; double, repeat bloom; creamy white flushed with apricot gold hue, blooms measure 7.5 cm with 40 to 50 reflexed petals, strong rose fragrance; flowers singly and in sprays; large ovoid, pointed buds; dark green, semi-glossy leaves
Comments: Disease-resistant; tall growth, good for walls, fences and arbours

Name and type: 'JOHN DAVIS' Explorer Series (Canada, 1986) modern hybrid Kordesii climber ZONE 3
HxW (m): 4 x 1.5
Description: Quartered old-rose form; double, repeat bloom; medium pink, bloom measures 8 cm with 40 petals, spicy scent; opening flat, flowers singly and in large clusters; small, round, red buds; medium green, semi-glossy leaves
Comments: Disease-resistant; arching growth, good for pergolas, fences and arbours

Name and type: 'ROBERTA BONDAR' (Canada, 1993) modern large-flowered climber ZONE 6
HxW (m): 3 x 1.5
Description: Hybrid tea form; double, repeat bloom; medium yellow, non-fading bloom, measures 10 cm with 45 petals; moderate rose fragrance; flowers singly and in sprays; slender pointed buds; rounded, semi-glossy leaves
Comments: Disease-resistant; vigorous growth, good for trellises, fences and arbours

Name and type: 'SYMPATHIE' (Germany, 1964) modern hybrid Kordesii, large-flowered climber ZONE 5
HxW (m): 4 x 1.5
Description: Hybrid tea form; double, repeat bloom; deep velvety scarlet, bloom measures 10 to 12 cm with 40 to 50 petals, moderate rose fragrance; flowers singly and in sprays; ovoid pointed buds; large, dark green, glossy leaves
Comments: Vigorous growth; good for pergolas, pillars, arbours and walls

Name and type: 'ZÉPHIRINE DROUHIN' (France, 1868) antique bourbon climber ZONE 5
HxW (m): 4 x 2
Description: Old-rose form; semi-double, repeat bloom; cherry red, fading to medium pink, gold stamens, bloom measures 7.5 cm with 25 to 35 reflexed petals, strong damask scent; opening flat, flowers in large sprays; slender pointed buds; medium green leaves
Comments: Flowers best if allowed to reach its height; tall growth, good for pillars, pergolas, arbours and walls

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