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Most long seasoned, colourful, repeat climbing rose

FireFire Posts: 17,116
A friend is looking for a climbing rose that
- has the longest flowering season (with manure, head heading etc)
- colourful
- good scent



  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Any thoughts?
  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 Posts: 885
    Going for something which has colourful hips would extend the season and/or good foliage colour.

    We grow Morning Mist which has gorgeous open orange flowers, the buds are quite red and it also has lovely hips - repeat flowers all summer so we just stop deadheading as it slows down to get the hips. It’s not a climber but does grow to 6 foot and given the style of growth on ours and ones I seen elsewhere you could probably train it against a wall as it seems to throw up lovely long canes. I’ve also seen ones that were nearer 10 than 6 foot. It also has lovely foliage, a strong coppery tinge to the new foliage which then matures to copper flushed green as it matures.

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  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,893
    ^sounds really nice Butterfly...  not one I've grown.. would help to know where you intend to buy the rose from, this would narrow down the advice, as there are so many climbing roses from various vendors.. also what colour is preferred...
    'Kiss Me Kate' from Peter Beales Roses for instance, seems rather infectious at the moment... shame about the name though, something about that seems a bit too personal ...
    East Anglia, England
  • OmoriOmori Posts: 1,673
    Not keen on the name either, is it from the musical? Gorgeous though, I’ll probably need this in my life 🤔 
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Marlorena said: would help to know where you intend to buy the rose from.

    Anywhere in the UK is fine. Maybe a red climber, but she is not bothered, just a strong, healthy climber with good colour that has masses of flower all summer long.
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,893
    'Teasing Georgia' from David Austin Roses would be a personal recommendation... it's yellow.. but meets other requirements for you..
    East Anglia, England
  • Mr. Vine EyeMr. Vine Eye Posts: 2,338
    Marlorena said:

    'Kiss Me Kate' ... shame about the name though, something about that seems a bit too personal ...
    Oh you do tickle me Marlorena!  :D
    East Yorkshire
  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,053
    Warm Welcome (Chewizz) short climber to 2 and a bit metres, intense orange single flowers with yellow centres, a bit more saturated than Morning Mist, I think. Very easy to grow up an obelisk or trellis, but more of a straight up grower than one to train as I find the canes a bit stiff. Lovely healthy, dark green foliage, starting off reddish. Flowers from top to bottom all season long.
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • David Austin's R. 'Mortimer Sackler' starts flowering end of May and still has blooms on it in December in my garden. It is a delicate pink with a lovely perfume, almost thornless and next to no blackspot. 
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  • I wouldn’t want to be without my The Generous Gardener, but it is a paler pink, a bit like candy floss. Lovely scent, vigorous, repeat flowering, very tough and disease resistance. A superb D. Austin rose.
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