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Recommend me a rose please!

Hi, I'd like to place a potted rose next to my door to grow up a trellis, not sure if I need a climber or rambler, I'd also like it to be bee friendly (although not my preference of rose being open type) liking the colour pink with a profusion of medium size blooms. I don't want much do I !!
Any ideas welcome thank you in advance.


  • MarranMarran Posts: 181
    I'd suggest you visit the David Austin website and enter your preferences (colour, scent, height etc) and see what roses it comes up with!   Good luck  :-)
  • TeTe Posts: 193
    Any rose from the David Austin's rose nurseries, as suggested by Marran very good advice
    "There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true"
  • I’d suggest alibaba it’s not pink but rather a salmon but it’s so healthy and has flowers and scent it’s beautiful. Mine grows in a pot by my front door. Not too thorny either. 
  • I've never found growing climbing and rambling roses in pots very successful - most varieties seem to prefer having their roots in the ground.  If you search for varieties on line, I'd be sure to mention it will be in a pot.  Otherwise, @Ffoxglove is clearly successful with Alibaba, so that looks worth a go. Good luck.
  • Thanks for your responses, Alibaba looks beautiful, how tall is this foxglove?
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    I would slightly careful on the Austin website as their filters don't work properly.

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  • @gillianbromley21
    it is about 4 to 5 ft. It will probably get to 6ft if I let it but it won’t grow taller in a pot I’d say. I like it because it’s nice and bushy. 

  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Rambling Rosie might be fine in a large pot. The larger pot you can find, the better.
  • You'll need a half barrel to get anything like a good performance, and even then you'll need to replace after a few years. The idea of letting a large shrub rose behave as a small climber is a good one, but the first variety that sprang to my mind is 'Aloha', which has a wonderful smell.
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