ROSE OF THE WEEK
One of the most common requests we have is to suggest climbing roses that will grow on a North wall . Over the next few weeks we will highlight all the climbers we have that will tolerate a Northern aspect.
However you have to accept a simple golden rule.
“More sun. More flowers”
(Rose Of The Week)
English Rose. David Austin. 1991. 3ft-5ft The Pilgrim has some of the most perfectly formed blooms. They are quite large, shallowly cupped, and rosette shaped, the colour is a medium yellow, paling towards the edges giving a softness of colour which is rare among yellow roses. The fragrance is a delicious mix of the classic Tea scent and the English myrrh scent. A very healthy and reliable rose. Equally excellent when kept pruned as a relatively upright but bushy shrub or trained as a climber which should reach around 8ft or more and can also cope with a North wall.
Rambling Rose. 1909. 15ft.
A very popular vigorous rambler which is almost thornless. Pretty blooms of violet streaked with white fading to grey in large clusters and show prominent yellow stamens. A lovely sight in full bloom in the summer and flowers a little earlier than most ramblers. Pale green pointed foliage which is fairly disease free. Very useful as it will also grow on a North wall or up through a tree. This is the best known of the three similar violet-purple ramblers, the others being 'Rose Marie Viaud' and 'Violette'. Scented.
Also known as 'Blue Rambler' 'Blue Rosalie' & 'Violet Blue'
Royal Horticultural Society Award Of Garden Merit 1993.
ZEPHERINE DROUHIN (The Thornless Rose) Climbing Rose. 1868. 10ft.
Lovely blooms of cerise- pink with a white base. A famous old favourite which is very free flowering over a long period. Can also be grown as shrub. One of the very few completely thornless roses available. A vigorous rose which is easy to grow and can make a good hedge. A very useful rose as it can also grow on a North wall, will cope with shade and poor soil. Lovely perfume.
Also known as 'Thornless Rose'
Royal Horticultural Society Award Of Garden Merit 1993
SIMILAR ALMOST THORNLESS ROSES. Climbers & Ramblers. A Shropshire Lad. Bleu Magenta. James Galway. Kathleen Harrop. Mortimer Sackler. Rose Marie Viaud. Veilchenblau. Violette. Shrubs. Most Gallica Roses. Reine de Violettes. Sophie's Perpetual. Some English Roses A Shropshire Lad. James Galway. Goldfinch. Kew Gardens. Mortimer Sackler. Tea Clipper.
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