Plant Types / Climbers
Often grown over arbors, arches or pergolas, vines or climbers create terrific focal points with their decorative flowers, foliage or berries. Adding height to the landscape, they bring interest to dull walls or fences and contribute to magnificent backdrops for your beds and borders. Highly versatile, climbers may be used to provide shade to a sunny patio, soften the lines of the landscape or hide any undesirable garden feature. Climbers may be grown over other plants to provide additional attraction. In doing so, make sure that you synchronize their flowering times and match their pruning requirements.
Rich of a strong damask scent, Rosa 'Crimson Glory' is a climbing hybrid tea rose with very large, double, deep crimson flowers, up to 6 in. across (15 cm), having as many as 26-40 petals. Blooming in flushes from early summer and throughout the season, the sumptuous blooms stand out against the dark green foliage and make an impressive display.
This English Rose produces large clusters of strongly fruity scented, many-petaled flowers, whose color invariably draws attention. It displays a simply exquisite apricot-orange color, slowly fading to yellow as the rosettes mature. This tall, slightly arching shrub is ideal as a short climber or for the back of the border, where in both cases, it makes a striking statement.
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.
Rich of a strong rose fragrance, Rosa 'Don Juan' is a climbing hybrid tea rose with very large, full, cupped-to-flat, dark velvety red flowers, up to 4 in. across (10 cm), having as many as 30-35 petals. Blooming in flushes from early summer and throughout the season, the sumptuous blooms stand out against the leathery foliage of glossy, dark green leaves and make an impressive display.
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.
Noted for its exceptional disease resistance, Rosa 'Fruity Petals' is an eye-catching climbing rose with semi-double (18 petals), cupped, coral pink flowers, 3 in. across (7 cm), adorned with elegantly ruffled petals and a bright yellow eye. Slightly fragrant, they bloom heavily in the spring and rebloom throughout the season.
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
Fabulously scented with an old-rose fragrance, English Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll' produces clusters of the most beautiful, large, fully double flowers of rich glowing pink. Introduced in 1986 by David Austin, this beauty won the 2002 James Mason Award from the Royal National Rose Society and is considered one of the finest creations of David Austin.
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.
One of the finest English Roses on the market with its very large, deeply cupped, fully petaled golden-yellow flowers (55-75 petals) atop a dark glossy green foliage. Exceptionally fragrant, this rose exudes an incredible perfume, a mix of Tea rose and fruit aromas.
A short and upright climber, award-winning Rosa 'Golden Gate' features attractive clusters of fragrant, loosely cupped, very full (55-60 petals), semi-double flowers in the most glowing shade of golden-yellow and paling to creamy yellow as they mature. Born from pointed, ovoid buds, the blooms, 3.25 in. across (8 cm), open to reveal golden stamens and exude a pleasant citrus and fruity scent. They stand out against the foliage of large, semi-glossy, mid green, leathery leaves.
A valuable repeat-flowering climbing rose, 'Golden Showers' features large, sweetly fragrant, semi-double, golden-yellow blooms, 4 in. wide (10 cm), paling to light yellow as they mature. Blooming continuously from mid summer to early fall, this large climber enjoys a stiff, upright growth with almost thornless stems and glossy, dark green leaves.
One of the most popular and recognizable English Roses ever! Bred by David Austin, 'Graham Thomas' enjoys a truly unique color with its clusters of round red and yellow buds opening to shallow-cupped rich, pure yellow flowers with golden overtones. Incredibly scented with a fresh, fruity Tea Rose perfume!
Award-winning Rosa 'Iceberg' is one of the best Floribunda roses and one of the most popular of all roses. It produces abundant clusters of medium-sized, rounded and double flowers with soft white petals (30-40 petals), sometimes flushed with pale pink. Mildly fragrant, 'Iceberg' blooms continuously right through the season until winter.