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10 Climbing Roses For The Perfect Greek Garden 10 Climbing Roses For The Perfect Greek Garden

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10 Climbing Roses For The Perfect Greek Garden

Written by: Eric Cantos Losloso

Romance things up instantly with these gorgeous climbing roses. From Floretina to Cloud 10, there's a rose for everyone.

Since ancient times, plants have been used for a wide variety of purposes: medicine, food, decor and so on. The gardening community consists of plant enthusiasts who are dedicated to producing the best garden. Whether it’s for produce or beautification, garden lovers are making the most out of the lockdown by bringing a slice of nature into their homes.

 

 

Why not join them, and grow your inspiration for brightening up and sprucing your simple garden. Better yet, go big and with these classic all-year blooming climbing garden roses. With a lot of loving, a pinch of care, and an abundance of patience, your garden will be filled with blooms of roses that even the Greek goddess Gaea would envy.

 

 

Passionate Red Climbing Roses

Classics are always the best, and nothing symbolizes passion better than a red rose. This selection exudes natural beauty and enhances its natural surroundings, making a dull wall or fence look enticing and beautiful instantly.

 

 

 

The Florentina Arborose is a tough, winter-hardy climber with nostalgic red flowers that bloom all season. Having been carefully bred for exceptional disease resistance, own-root vigor, softer canes, and more plentiful blooms, this sequence is a huge improvement for most traditional garden uses. This floriferous variety can be grown quickly in containers.

 

 

Plant variant specifications: Disease & Virus Free, Moderately Fragrant, Hardy, Continual Blooming, Hardiness Zones: 5-10 are for temperate areas, sunny and not too cold, yet will weather winter seasons.

 

Pros

  • Classic red blooms
  • Strong sturdy cane
  • With proper nourishment, blooms all year round
  • Breed for color and stability against pest

Cons

  • Has tendency to bend as it grows
  • No granulation of color
  • Cane becomes stiff as plant grows old

 

 

A hybrid between ‘Bantry Bay’ and ‘Altissimo’, these modern red climbers with lush green foliage can be found all around the world. From spring to winter, it is adorned with clusters of stunning, velvety red, semi-double 4” blooms which feature over 12 petals each.

 

 

Plant variant specification: Disease & Virus Free, Very Fragrant, Hardy, Continual Blooming, Blooming, Hardiness Zones: 5 -10 are for temperate areas, sunny and not too cold, yet will weather winter seasons.

 

Pros

  • Classic red blooms
  • Strong sturdy cane
  • With proper nourishment, blooms all year round
  • Breed for color and stability against pest

Cons

  • Has tendency to bend as it grows
  • Possible granulation to a lighter red or pink
  • Cane becomes stiff as plant grows old

 

 

A wonderful companion for the well-known climbing rose “Eden.” On a vigorous plant with semi-glossy, dark green foliage, perfect, very large, highly double old-fashioned 5” blooms (petals 100) of deep, crimson red are formed in good numbers.

 

 

Plant variant specification: Disease & Virus Free, Very Fragrant, Hardy, Continual Blooming, Blooming, Hardiness Zones: 6 -10 are for temperate areas, sunny and not too cold, yet will weather winter seasons.

 

Pros

  • Classic red blooms
  • Strong sturdy cane
  • With proper nourishment, blooms all year round
  • Breed for color and stability against pest

Cons

  • Has tendency to bend as it grows
  • Possible granulation to a lighter red or pink
  • Cane becomes stiff as plant grows old

 

Soil and Fertilizer

Nourishment will keep them blooming all year long. Nurturing not only the plant itself, but a gardener should also make sure to care for the soil as well. It is making sure that it has all the nutrients that the plant needs and turning them over once in a while to keep the roots aerated, loose, and teeming with helpful insects. Thus it provides natural fertilization for both soil and roses.

 

 

Soft White Climbing Roses

Nothing says “pure” quite like a white rose. From weddings to sending a beloved one to their eternal rest, a white rose  epitomizes the purest of intent and is used to convey respect. Soft and gentle, these ethereal blooms are a sight to marvel at.

 

 

 

This variety has a medium-sized climber with various romantic, cup-shaped creamy flowers that are ideal for decorating lower fences, small arbors, and trellises with. The honeymoon rose’s allure is expressed in its disease resistance, sweet, old-fashioned scent and petite size. Overall, it’s a true garden gem.

 

 

Plant variant specification: Disease & Virus Free, Moderately Fragrant, Hardy, Continual Blooming, Blooming, Hardiness Zones: 5 – 9 are for temperate areas, sunny and not too cold, yet will weather winter seasons.

 

Pros

  • Simple white blooms
  • Strong sturdy cane
  • With proper nourishment, blooms all year round
  • Breed for color and stability against pest

Cons

  • Quite bushy or heavy in appearance
  • Possible granulation from very light red 
  • Cane becomes stiff as plant grows old

 

 

Wedding Garland is a lovely white climber that spreads to form a natural garland of blooms with a consistent supply of moderate fragrance. The cupped blooms are romantic and pure, and make excellent cutting roses.

 

 

Plant variant specification: Disease & Virus Free, Moderately Fragrant, Hardy, Continual Blooming, Blooming, Hardiness Zones: 6 -10 are for temperate areas, sunny and not too cold, yet will weather winter seasons.

 

Pros

  • Simple white blooms
  • Strong sturdy cane
  • With proper nourishment, blooms all year round
  • Breed for color and stability against pest

Cons

  • Quite thin with very light flower stems 
  • No granulation but color is quite steadfast 
  • Cane becomes stiff as plant grows old

 

 

Cloud 10 is a robust hybrid climber that blooms profusely in the spring and continues to bloom all season. Its pure white, full blooms (50-60 petals), similar to English roses, are beautiful and has exceptionally clean foliage. The cupped blooms measure 2.25” in diameter and are borne mostly solitary in small clusters. The plant grows to be 7-8’ tall. This rose does great everywhere, especially in the south and areas troubled with black spots. They are a boon to gardeners who struggle with disease, since they are fully resistant to blackspot and nearly immune to rust and mildew.

 

 

Plant variant specification: Disease & Virus Free, Lightly Fragrant, Hardy, Continual Blooming, Blooming, Hardiness Zones: 5 -10 are for temperate areas, sunny and not too cold will weather winter seasons.

 

Pros

  • Baby white blooms
  • Strong sturdy cane
  • With proper nourishment, blooms all year round
  • Breed for color and stability against pest

Cons

  • Quite thin with very small flowers  
  • No granulation and color is quite steadfast 
  • Cane becomes stiff as plant grows old

 

 

This welcomed new continuous blooming climbing English Legend rose from Harkness of England is covered in blossoms and blossoms of old-fashioned 3” flowers of soft yellow shading lighter toward the petal edges. There are several applications for this new rose, including pillars, walls, trellises, posts, arbors, and fences.

 

 

Plant variant specification: Disease & Virus Free, Moderately Fragrant, Hardy, Continual Blooming, Blooming, Hardiness Zones: 6 -10 are for temperate areas, sunny and not too cold, yet will weather winter seasons.

 

Pros

  • Badge white blooms
  • Strong sturdy cane
  • With proper nourishment, blooms all year round
  • Breed for color and stability against pest

Cons

  • Plump flowers at times does not look like a rose  
  • Granulation towards yellow as it fully blooms 
  • Cane becomes stiff as plant grows old

 

 

Climbing Roses Of Fanciful Colors

Fancy is indeed fun to see, add these colorful mixes of roses to your garden and watch your neighbors grow with envy.

 

 

 

They are named after the copper statue in Portland, Oregon, which is just slightly smaller than the Statue of Liberty. This outstanding continuously blooming shrub rose, also known as a climbing rose, has an old-fashioned appearance. Its many-petaled 3 1/2 – 4” blooms (petals 80+) have a rich golden apricot core with pink and cream shadings. The flowers have a fruity scent and are grown in large clusters on long stems, allowing you to cut one cluster and fill a vase—dark green, leathery foliage.

 

 

Plant variant specification: Disease & Virus Free, Moderately Fragrant, Hardy, Continual Blooming, Blooming, Hardiness Zones: 5 -10 are for temperate areas, sunny and not too cold, yet will weather winter seasons.

 

Pros

  • Gradient color of baby pink to bright red blooms
  • Strong sturdy cane
  • With proper nourishment, blooms all year round
  • Breed for color and stability against pest

Cons

  • Plump flowers at times does not look like a rose  
  • Granulation of color is not fixed as it fully blooms 
  • Cane becomes stiff as plant grows old

 

 

Piñata’s glowing golden yellow 3″ blooms (28 petals) edged in orange, similar to ‘Joseph’s Coat’ but with more abundant and smaller blooms. Perfect for growing on a fence. The plant blooms continuously and has medium glossy green foliage.

 

 

Plant variant specification: Disease & Virus Free, Lightly Fragrant, Hardy, Continual Blooming, Blooming, Hardiness Zones: 5 -10 are for temperate areas, sunny and not too cold, yet will weather winter seasons.

 

Pros

  • Gradient color of orange-yellow to red blooms
  • Strong sturdy cane
  • With proper nourishment, blooms all year round
  • Breed for color and stability against pest

Cons

  • Plump flowers at times does not look like a rose  
  • Granulation of color is not fixed as it fully blooms 
  • Cane becomes stiff as plant grows old

 

 

 

A repeat blooming climbing Floribunda is one of the finest yellow climbers being a sport of the excellent floribunda ‘Gold Badge’. Glowing, golden yellow 3″ blooms (28 petals) edged in orange, similar to ‘Joseph’s Coat,’ but with more abundant and smaller blooms.. 30+ petals. The scalloped edges of the blooms make them stand out against the pale-green foliage. The most profuse blooming of all yellow climbers makes for a good cut flower. This product includes two one-gallon pots of ready to plant Gold Badge climbing roses.

 

 

Plant variant specification: Disease & Virus Free, Moderately Fragrant, Hardy, Continual Blooming, Blooming, Hardiness Zones: 5 -10 are for temperate areas, sunny and not too cold, yet will weather winter seasons.

 

Pros

  • Gradient color of dark yellow to bright yellow blooms
  • Strong sturdy cane
  • With proper nourishment, blooms all year round
  • Breed for color and stability against pest

Cons

  • Plump flowers at times does not look like a rose  
  • Granulation of color is not fixed as it fully blooms 
  • Cane becomes stiff as plant grows old

 

 

Plant box, pruning tools, and wires for climbing roses

Person holding gardening pruning shears against a pink background

 

Plant box, best for keeping healthy plants, especially if you’re in an area where the environment is not conducive to introducing new plant species. Soil quality in such sites has a natural tendency of treating introduced plants as invasive scrubs, as such would not provide good soil nutrients. On the other hand, placing them in plant boxes not only provides you with a choice of plant placement. But also make sure the best soil with nutrients is given to your roses.

 

 

Pruning tools are your best friends; not only will they help you keep your plant healthy. But proper tools will also ensure that you are not exerting too much effort in keeping your roses healthy.

 

 

Wires keep them in line, thus while your climbing roses are still young, try to train it’s branches with thin plant wires. Such actions ensure that branches are appropriately spaced and grow in the areas where you want them to be.

 

 

Planning and mixing climbing roses with a purpose

Rose grows on the wall near the wooden vintage window

 

Picture perfect is just like when you try to conceptualize a photo before taking it. Preparing and positioning your roses would not only enhance their natural beauty but would enhance the surrounding areas as well.

 

 

Mixing with bush roses, thus climbing roses should indeed be combined with other types of roses. Other than achieving further beautification by using diverse fauna, layering also enhances your garden’s full bondedness. Imagine a fountain, but instead of water and marble, you have a bounty of colors coming out of layered roses.

 

 

Natural barriers are an art form in itself but, most notably, a form of protection that is not as obvious as a fence. Planting rose bushes accompanied by climbing roses will assure you of firm hedges as strong as any stone wall.

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