My 'climbing' Mme Joseph Schwartz
My Mme Joseph Schwartz has been blooming since November and I was doing a little pruning on her this morning and noticed she has some growth that is at least 8 feet long. Fortunately I have a pergola next to her so I'm going to leave some of the branches long and let them climb up the pergola. I figured there is a climbing Duchess de Brabant so why not let some of her branches grow as long as they will. Tea roses get sooo big here since we don't have much winter here.
Has anyone else done this with their tea roses, that is, allow them to climb? Anybody have cl. Duchesse de Brabant and if so, know how tall she will get? Any problems with letting part of the bush be smaller (it's along my walkway so have to keep at least part of her in check) and part be a climber?