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Recommend me a rose suitable for a pagoda

KatsaKatsa Peak District, UKPosts: 256
edited June 2020 in Plants
So, I've posted on the rose thread, but I thought I'd throw this open to all. 

I'm after a rose with a strong fragrance, excellent disease resistance which can grow in a planter (60 X 60 X 60cm) and climb up the pagoda (highlighted in red on photo)


The garden is south facing and gets the wind along a peak District valley...

So rather exposed...

So any suggestions would be great!


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  • KatsaKatsa Peak District, UKPosts: 256
    Not a pagoda, I mean pergola! ☺️☺️
  • JoolzJoolz Posts: 24
    If it were me I'd be looking at either Wollerton Old Hall or The Generous Gardener. Both DA roses.
    https://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/wollerton-old-hall-climbing-rose

    https://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/the-generous-gardener-climbing-rose
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,893
    Can I ask why put it in a planter rather than next to the lawn? You will have more options, it will need less care and watering and has a capacity to grow bigger.
  • KatsaKatsa Peak District, UKPosts: 256
    The pergola is on a large concrete slab so we can't plant anything around it. The lawn is about 2ft away from the pergola, so I thought it'd look weird as the rose would hten have to be trained to grow sideways and then up? It might also make it interesting when it comes to lawn mowing, something that my OH wouldn't appreciate ... 

    I did consider that, and then have a nice bushy rose in the planter...
  • dappledshadedappledshade Top of the Hill, North London Posts: 926
    Fire said:
    Can I ask why put it in a planter rather than next to the lawn? You will have more options, it will need less care and watering and has a capacity to grow bigger.
    To get good flowering, climbers do need to be trained as horizontally as possible too, so even if it were trained from a point a little away from the pergola, it wouldn’t hurt it to climb diagonally along wires or canes, to help it to reach the pergola, where it could then go up and across again.
    I agree with Fire, you’ll be spending a lot of time watering it if it isn’t in the ground, even once established.
  • KatsaKatsa Peak District, UKPosts: 256
    Thanks all for your kind advice. I'm going to create a rose bed adjacent to the pergola and plant the rose there. I'm leaning towards Wollerton Old Hall or Claire Austin as the rose. Will also add more salvias/nepeta to keep pollinators happy. 


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