Arch, Wall, Pergola
Modest (2-4 in)
Zone 5 - 9
Height & Width:
18 ft x 5
Good for Mediterranian Climates
Used by Monet to "launch color high into the air," this once-blooming climber can still be seen in his garden towering above a vast array of colorful plants. The color is a soft crimson that goes with just about anything, which explains why it is used over and over in gardens. Or ought to be. The blooms are about 2.5 inches across and they are produced in huge clusters that essentially cover the plant. There is little or no repeat. Plant health is pretty good.
BTW: If you see a photo of this at a web site and the photo depicts bright red flowers, run away. Either they have the wrong rose in the photo, or they have fiddled with the photo to make it appeal to people looking for a red climber. Neither situation promises a good outcome.
Copyright, all text and code, Stephen R. Brubaker 2012. Copyrights of photos by their respective photographers.