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Climbing rose for a pot?

alfharris8alfharris8 Posts: 513
Does anyone manage to successfully grow a climbing rose in a pot?
I would like to get something with a little bit height against a wall but have no exposed soil there. 
It's a white wall and tend to have more pinks, purple and lavender blue colours in the other containers. 


  • Lena_vs_DeerLena_vs_Deer Posts: 203
    I have some, but it hasn’t been too long. I have a couple of 3 year old (counting since potting it ) Red ‘Eden’. There’s a pink variety called Pretty in Pink ‘Eden’. 
    This is the first year it gave me new 7ft stem, yet to find out what to do next year after I attempt to keep that length as a main stem :) 
    And I’m expecting some major repotting or root maintenance at a 5 year mark, so personally trying to just have fresh long canes every year and attach them like a fan rather than grow a long stem and let it spread sideways 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 85,997
    I know @Busy-Lizzie has had some glorious climbing roses in containers ... hopefully she'll see this and pop in ... 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,316
    There are a couple of good smaller climbers 1.5-2m suitable for a pot, but it would still have to be a sizeable one. Look out for the Starlet range of miniature climbers from Tantau roses or Siluetta by Kordes. There are some nice looking roses in your preferred colour range.
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,580
    I've had several climbing roses in pots, The Pilgrim, Malvern Hills, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Falstaff, all did quite well in pots at least 60cm x 60cm with regular watering and feeding, more than you would give an in ground rose. The longest I had them in pots was 8 years, I've moved house and my daughter has them now. I also has Phyllis Bide and A Shropshire Lad in pots but they didn't do so well.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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