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I am looking for a white,double,repeat flowering, strongly perfumed rose to ramble over a cement arch, it will live in a large pot, to trail north to south wall.


  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,355
    Hi and welcome to the forum.
    Could you give an idea in feet and inches or Metric how big the pot is, height and diameter and the rough height and width of the arch.
    This will hep with suggestions. A rose in a por to go over an arch will need a lot of feed and water to stay healthy

    You could have a pot either side with two smaller specimens rather than one big one if the pot is not considered large enough. ( Wait for the experts to give advice on that).
    But the best plan would be get the rose in the ground if at all possible.

    My favourite white (relatively thornless) double is one called Snowgoose. The scent is pleasant but not particularly strong.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,915
    Coincidentally I'd just had a wander around my garden and noted my rose Moonlight is still flowering when I saw your post.
    I planted it so many years ago and it's now 'shared' by me and my neighbour. I'd like to cut it back, but my lovely neighbour doesn't want me to.
    It's about 10ft x 10ft now (as I've never pruned it) and scrambling though a hedge.
    It has a first flush in early summer, but continues flowering right through until late December.
    There's little scent, but it seems to be in flower for about 6 months of the year.

    Billericay - Essex

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  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,634
    Have a look at the white/pale lemon rose called Claire Austin. It's more of a climber rather than a rambler but has fairly long vigorous stems which are now halfway across top of my arbour. The perfume is lovely, the flowers are incurved with just a hint of lemon on the inside and it's been flowering since May/June up to now.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Thank you for your reply, actually  I love Iceburg but have been advised that climbers have a big root system so would not thrive in a large pot.
     I did check Claire Austin rose and it is on my list of possibles at the moment looking at himalayan musk but it only flowers once...   so thank you for
  • Thank you everyone who has replied to my rose query the pot is 5 litres and no chance of getting the rose in the arch it on a paved driveway over a drain system.!!
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,915
    If your pot is only 5 litres you wont be able to grow a climber or rambler.
    You may be ok with a patio rose.
    As for Paul's Himalayan Musk in a 5 litre pot - it just won't work I'm afraid

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,637
    5 litres is tiny, just a gallon in old money so maybe a miniature rose would do well.

    If you want a bigger rose you need to invest in a much bigger pot, minimum 60cms deep and wide and some very good compost and reguar feeding and watering.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
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  • Thank you for that 

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