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.
Incredibly tough and fragrant, Rosa 'Maigold' is a magnificent climbing rose with masses of large, semi-double, bronze-yellow flowers, 4 in. across (10 cm), with golden stamens. The pretty clusters are set off by the healthy foliage of glossy dark green leaves along the prickly arching stems.
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 splendid repeat-flowering climber, award-winning Rosa 'Mermaid' produces a profusion of large, delicately fragrant, single, primrose-yellow flowers, 5 in. across (12 cm), adorned with long, prominent stamens. Blooming with remarkable regularity from summer to fall, the luminous blooms stand out against the reddish, thorny stems and the almost evergreen, glossy, dark green foliage.
Rosa 'Mrs. F.W. Flight' is a vigorous, almost thornless, climber with large clusters of lightly fragrant, semi-double (16-25 petals), deep pink flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), adorned with white centers. Free-flowering, this climbing rose enjoys an overwhelming flush of blooms in late spring or early summer. Its smooth stems are clothed with handsome, pointed, mid-green leaves. Perfect for training over arches, fences or trellises in sun.
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.
Deservedly popular, Rosa 'Pink Perpetue' is a climbing rose with lovely clusters of slightly fragrant, fully double, rich rosy-pink flowers. Forming charming cascades of flowers, the well-shaped blooms enjoy a glowing iridescence. They are produced repeatedly throughout the summer and well into the fall.
Vigorous, Rosa 'Pretty in Pink Eden' is a striking climbing rose boasting very large, 5 in. across (12 cm), old-fashioned, cup-shaped, deep pink flowers, marginated with creamy white. Packed with 70-80 petals, the catchy blossoms enjoy a mild floral vintage rose scent. They bloom in flushes from late spring to fall over the lush foliage of medium green leaves adorned with a semi-glossy finish.
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
Providing a charming display that is a feast for the eyes, award-winning Rosa 'Sally Holmes' is a vigorous, climbing rose with generous clusters of fragrant, single (4-8 petals), creamy white flowers and pink-peach buds. The large blossoms, 3.5 in. across (9 cm), open their ruffled petals to reveal their golden stamens. They stand out against the healthy foliage of glossy, dark green leaves. Free-flowering and almost continuously in bloom from early summer to fall
Award-winning Rosa 'Summer Wine' is a vigorous medium-sized climber which produces very fragrant, single, coral-pink flowers adorned with golden centers and striking red anthers. The large blossoms, 4 in. wide (10 cm), count 8-10 petals. Blooming continuously throughout the summer, they stand out against the foliage of lustrous, glossy, dark green leaves.
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.
Rich of multiple awards collected in the UK and around the world, including the Henry Edland Medal in 2000 for the best scented variety, English Rose 'Teasing Georgia' is not only pleasantly fragrant, but is also one of the most refined and robust golden roses. Replete with large, cup-shaped flowers, it provides a delightful two-tone effect
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.