climbing roses whose names start with 'Climbing' or 'Cl'
are sports (genetic
of the same name). They generally have a heavy spring
bloom followed by scattered blooms throughout the season.
The individual rose blooms on climbing roses can be
of a finer quality and larger in size than those on standard
rose bushes. Climbing
rose bushes whose names are not prefaced with ‘Climbing’ or
'Cl' are bred by crossing two rose bush varieties.
They generally have a heavy spring crop of
rose blossoms followed by
and usually a good fall crop of rose blooms with a
few exceptions. A few seedling Climbing roses bloom
once and are
so noted here. Climbing roses are a diverse group with
many different heritages, which makes this a wonderfully
useful collection of roses. More climbing roses should
be grown as they provide wonderful color in the rose
garden without taking up much ground. Large flowered
roses differ from Rambling roses in that they have
fewer, yet larger blooms (4-6 inches in size) and
are not quite
as vigorous growers. These blooms larger
than blooms on rose bushes of the same variety. Being
so diverse, climbing roses vary in winter hardiness.
Generally, the climbing rose varieties
or 6 through 10 except as noted, some with more or
less hardiness as noted.