Plant Family / Rosa - Rambling Roses
Rambling roses are vigorous shrubs with long, arching stems which emerge from the base of the plants and are easy to train on trellises, over archways and pergolas. They are useful for scrambling through bushes and into trees, covering unsightly objects or large expanses of wall. Rambler Roses are a spectacular sight when in full bloom. They typically produce an abundance of small, often fragrant flowers held in large sprays, sometimes up to 20 blooms per stem. Their long canes are literally smothered in roses, forming impressive cascades of colorful blooms.
Free-flowering and particularly beautiful, award-winning Rosa 'Adelaide d'Orleans' is a vigorous rambler rose with dainty sprays of small, semi-double flowers (over 40 petals), pale pink in buds, opening to creamy-white. Hanging elegantly on delicate stems, the lightly, but sweetly scented clusters are produced in abundance on pliable stems that are clothed in dark green leaves.
Rosa 'Debutante' is a charming rambler rose with large sprays of small, double, cup-shaped, rose-pink flowers eventually fading to blush. Pleasantly primrose scented, each delicate rosette is packed with 17-25 petals which gracefully reflex back. The long, flexible canes of this rambling rose are clothed with healthy, glossy, dark green leaves, and easy to train.
Forming charming cascades of flowers, Rosa 'Dorothy Perkins' is a very vigorous rambler rose with large clusters of double, salmon-pink, rosette-shaped flowers. Slightly fragrant, each bloom, 1.5 in. across (4 cm), is packed with 26-40 petals. As the blooms age, their color gets darker, adding depth to the floral display.
One of the finest ramblers, award-winning Rosa 'Felicite Perpetue' features graceful, relatively thornless, red-green stems clothed in shiny, neat, semi-evergreen foliage. In midsummer, large clusters of strongly scented, rosette-like, creamy-white or blush-pink flowers, packed with layers of petals (over 40 petals) are produced in great quantities.
Rosa 'Francois Juranville' is a large rambling shrub with pretty clusters of apple-scented, double, coral-pink flowers, 3.5 in. across (8 cm) and long pliable stems that are only slightly thorny and are clothed with bronze tinted dark green leaves. When in full bloom in early summer, it becomes the glory of the garden.
Named after its fragrance, Rosa 'Gardenia' is an attractive Wichuraiana Rambler Rose which is free flowering, hardy, drought resistant and even shade tolerant. Extremely vigorous, this large climber features long and graceful, flexible branches bearing bronzy-green, glossy and healthy leaves and large sprays of soft creamy-yellow, cushioned, double flowers
An outstanding repeat flowering rose, Rosa 'Ghislaine de Feligonde' is a short rambler with generous clusters of small, warm apricot, double flowers, 1.5 in. across (4 cm). Pleasantly scented, the blooms (17-25 petals) open to reveal their golden stamens and gradually fade to buff as they mature. Blooming from early summer to fall, this rambling rose enjoys thornless stems clothed in healthy, light green foliage. It produces decorative hips in the fall that attract birds.
A repeat-flowering rambler, Rosa 'Malvern Hills' produces large clusters of fragrant, fully double, soft yellow flowers from early summer to fall. The glorious blossoms are borne on strong slender stems clothed in a healthy foliage of small polished leaves.
A miniature rambler, Rosa 'Open Arms' is a vigorous climbing rose with arching shoots adorned by fragrant, single, salmon-pink flowers, 1.5 in. across (4 cm). Pleasantly scented, the blooms (6-14 petals) open to reveal their golden stamens and gradually fade to pale pink as they mature. Free flowering, this rambler rose blooms continuously throughout the summer into the fall.
Strongly fragrant, Rosa 'Paul Noel' is a medium-sized rambler with graceful sprays of double, strawberry-pink flowers with coppery and yellow undertones. Pleasantly apple scented, the blooms, 3 in. across (8 cm), are very full (26-40 petals) and gradually fade to pink as they mature. Blooming freely in early summer, this rambler rose also enjoys a good repeat performance in late summer. Well-branched, it has a healthy, shiny, light green foliage that is red-tinged when young.
A giant, award-winning Rosa 'Paul's Himalayan Musk' is a fabulous Rambler Rose which is perfect to cover large areas. Vigorous, this large climber features long and graceful, trailing, flexible branches bearing drooping light green leaves and large sprays of small, soft lilac pink, double flowers
Rosa 'Phyllis Bide' is a medium-sized rambler with graceful sprays of small, rich yellow flowers, flushed salmon pink, 2 in. across (6 cm). Pleasantly scented, the blooms will gradually fade to cream with a pink blush as they mature. A very good repeat-flowering rose, 'Phyllis Bide' blooms from summer to fall.
Forming charming cascades of flowers, Rosa 'Princesse Louise' is a lovely rambler rose with large sprays of soft pink buds, which open to small, double, creamy blush flowers, eventually fading to white. Slightly fragrant, each ruffled bloom is packed with 17-25 petals. The long, flexible canes of this rambling rose are clothed with small, glossy, dark green leaves, and easy to train.
A spectacular sight in summer, award-winning Rosa 'Rambling Rector' is a strong-growing large rambler with huge clusters of fragrant, semi-double, cupped to flat, creamy-white flowers, adorned with deep yellow stamens. Produced in abundance on arching stems with thorny shoots bearing pointed leaves, the flowers are followed by small, rounded, red hips in the fall
Rosa 'Super Excelsa' is a repeat flowering rambling rose with large clusters of small, crimson semi-double flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm) and long arching stems clothed with a healthy foliage of glossy, dark green Leaves. Blooming repeatedly from midsummer to fall, this free-flowering rambler is perfect for training over walls, arches, fences or pergolas and is also ideal for a north-facing site.
A repeat-flowering rambler, Rosa 'The Lady of the Lake' produces long, slender stems that bear sprays of sweetly fragrant, semi-double, blush pink flowers. Rich of a fresh citrus fragrance, each bloom is about 2 in. across (5 cm), with an open formation set off by a nice boss of golden stamens.
One of the darkest ramblers, award-winning Rosa 'Veilchenblau' features bright, almost thornless stems and glossy emerald-green leaves. In late spring or early summer, large sprays of orange-scented, semi-double, cupped, dark magenta-purple flowers are produced in abundance.
A spectacular sight in summer, award-winning Rosa 'Wickwar' is a sprawling bush with large clusters of small, single, creamy-white flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), adorned with golden-yellow stamens. Produced in abundance once in spring or summer, the flowers (4-8 petals) are borne on long, arching stems
A splendid and vigorous climber, award-winning Rosa banksiae 'Lutea' (Lady Banks' Rose) is a large, early flowering, semi-evergreen rambler with a profusion of small, multi-petalled, pale yellow, double flowers, 3/4 in. wide (2 cm), in spring. Held in clusters, the lightly scented blooms are perfectly displayed on the thornless, slender branches.
Extremely vigorous, award-winning Rosa filipes 'Kiftsgate' is a fast-growing, large rambler rose with huge sprays of highly fragrant, semi-double, creamy-white flowers, adorned with deep yellow stamens. Produced in abundance on long thorny stems bearing pointed, light green leaves, the flowers are followed by crops of decorative, vivid, orange-red hips in the fall