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Dublin Bay - Large Flower Climber Rose

Dublin Bay

Large Flower Climber. Bred by McGredy in Ireland in 1975.
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Use:
 
Pillar, Arch, Wall, Fenc
Color:
 
Red
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
Good Continuity
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 10
Height & Width:
 
12 ft x 6 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments "One of the best red large-flowered climbers," according to Botanica's Roses, Dublin Bay has been a popular choice since its introduction in 1976. One can guess from the great accolades it has accumulated, and from the fact that it has an ARS rating of 8.6 that it is both a rose of easy care and a rose that earns its place in the garden.

BTW: Dublin Bay always looks good against gray, unpainted wood structures. Or against white ones. It looks good climbing up the sides of barns. It looks good trained on a wooden fence. How large it gets might depend on where one lives. It certainly can reach 14 feet in California. On the east coast, however, it evidently tops out around 10 ft. One might wish for more fragrance or for blooms that are slightly more tea-like but these are mere quibbles.