10 Best Climbing Roses

Climbing roses bring together floral interest, height and elegance to a garden providing eye-catching flower. They will repeatedly flower throughout the summer and autumn.

“Climbing roses give you this huge burst of color from spring to fall, while taking up a small footprint in the garden.”

1. Rosa 'Aloha'

Rosa 'Aloha'
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  • The rose 'Aloha' was first bred in the United States in 1949 by Eugene Boerner.

  • This climbing rose perpetual produces beautiful blooms of pink flowers from June to late autumn.

  • Rosa 'Aloha' is known for its strong fruity scent and very good disease resistance.

  • This fragrant rose, best grown in full sun and moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil.

  • Tolerant of poor soils and good for cut flowers.

2. Rosa 'Eden'

Rosa 'Eden'
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  • Rosa 'Eden' also known as Rosa ‘’Pierre De Ronsard’’, named after the great French poet, Pierre de Ronsard.

  • This versatile climber is an excellent repeat bloomer; best grown in full sun and in medium moisture, well-drained soils.

  • Delicately scented, this lovely rose blooms all throughout summer and autumn.

  • Rosehips and petals can be used in making syrups. Also, petals will add flavour to cold drinks or fruit cakes.

  • Easy to grow, this fragrant rose enjoys an excellent resistance to diseases.

3. American Beauty (Rosa 'American Beauty')

American Beauty (Rosa 'American Beauty')
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  • Rosa 'American Beauty' is a deep pink rose cultivar, bred by Henri LĂ©dĂ©chaux in France in 1875. This was introduced in United States by George Field and Bros.in 1886 as 'American Beauty'

  • This hybrid perpetual produces beautiful blooms of deep pink that have a very strong fragrance.

  • Fast growing, Rosa 'America' produces beautiful blooms from spring to fall and needs high maintenance compared to others.

  • Best grown in full sun, in rich, fertile, well-drained soils and is very good disease resistant.

4. Dublin Bay (Rose 'Dublin Bay')

Dublin Bay (Rose 'Dublin Bay')
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  • The 'Dublin Bay' rose was bred in 1975 by Samuel McGredy IV in New Zealand.

  • This delightful climber is a sun lover and Its flowers have a mild, fruity perfume.

  • Covered from spring until frost with clusters of beautiful, velvety red petals, this rose is a repeat bloomer.

  • The Dublin Bay roses need good air circulation and any deep well-drained soil including clay and plenty of nutrients (garden compost).

5. Rosa Zephirine Drouhin (Bourbone Rose)

Rosa Zephirine Drouhin (Bourbone Rose)
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  • The Bourbon roses was first bred in France in 1868 by Bizot and are named for their origin on the Île Bourbon off the coast of Madagascar.

  • Wonderfully scented, this deep rose pink blooms prefers warmer climates, giving their best performance in full sun light from late spring to frost.

  • Zephirine Drouhin is one of the earliest roses to bloom in the season and one of the last.

  • Best grown in full sun to part shade, in moist, humus rich, well-drained soil.

6. Rosa 'Blush Rambler'

Rosa 'Blush Rambler'

  • Bred by Cant's in 1903, Rosa 'Blush Rambler' has always been a popular rose.

  • The pink flowers are produced in great profusion and are strongly scented, foliage which is light green and disease free.

  • Good for an arch or pergola.

  • Grows best in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in a sunny, open position.

7. Iceberg (Rosa 'Iceberg')

Iceberg (Rosa 'Iceberg')
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  • Rosa 'Iceberg' was first bred by Kordes in Germany, in 1958. It is also known as Rosa 'KORbin'. They have often been called one of the best white climbing roses.

  • Very free flowering, blooms from late spring to frost and tend to grow a little larger than other varieties.

  • Iceberg climbing roses require a lot of sunlight in order to bloom vigorously. Its white flowers brighten and highlight garden spaces.

  • Planting the Iceberg roses is easy. The location should have well-drained soil and should receive good circulation of air.

  • They are also considered to have a fairly good resistance to diseases.

8. Peace (Rosa 'Peace')

Peace (Rosa 'Peace')
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  • Peace (Rosa 'Peace') was bred by Francis Meilland in France in 1935 is one of the world famous roses. Believed to be the most widely grown rose in the world,

  • It is the first Rose of Tea Hybrids that has shown high resistance to diseases

  • Rosa 'Peace' is a fruity scented rose that blooms in flashes from the end of spring and ending mid-late autumn.

  • Best grown in full sun, in medium moisture, well-drained, slightly acid soils.

9. Westerland (Rose 'Westerland')

  • Rosa 'Westerland' was first bred in Germany in 1969 by Reimer Kordes.

  • The rose Westerland is a versatile rose with small clusters of ruffled apricot-orange flowers with a strong and spicy fragrance.

  • This versatile rose blooms continuously from summer to fall.

  • Best grown in full sun, in moderately fertile, well-drained soils an it has an excellent disease resistance.

10. Rosa 'Ghislaine de Feligonde'

Rosa 'Ghislaine de Feligonde'
Photo: harrodhorticultural.com
  • Rosa 'Ghislaine de Feligonde' was created in France in 1916 by EugĂšne Turbat,

  • It displays small, sweet, musky fragrance double corollas, changeable yellow in colour.

  • This fragrant rose repeat flowers from summer to fall and is very good disease resistance.

  • Best grown in full sun, fertile, well-drained soils.

“There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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