Rose Question

rockman50(6b SEMASS)March 18, 2012

Is there such a thing as a climbing rose, with no thorns, that blooms profusely all summer long?

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bill_ri_z6b(Zone 6B)

Zephirine Drouhin comes to mind right away. An old variety but still a favorite for a lot of reasons, climber, virtually thornless and everblooming.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2012 at 2:35PM
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mad_gallica(zone 5 - eastern New York)

Nothing blooms profusely all summer long. Hardy repeat bloomers bloom in disernable flushes. Tender repeat bloomers don't necessarily ever put on a really big show. Realistically, the best you can hope for is a big June flush, and sporadic flowers for the rest of the season.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2012 at 4:12PM
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hunt4carl

As Bill points out, Zephirine Drouhin is an old favorite (there are two of them
arching over pathways here where people brush past). . .it is also remarkably
shade tolerant! Two other "nearly thornless" climbers out there are "James
Galway" and "Cecile Brunner" . . .

Carl

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 10:24AM
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bostongardens(z6 MA)

They are wonderful! And, to add to what the others have said, they are fragrant. At least, ours are.

~ Hilda

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 11:52AM
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claireplymouth z6b coastal MA

I dearly love Zepherine Drouhin and I have a bunch of them in part shade, but mad_gallica is exactly right about a big June flush and then sporadic blooms all season. Those sporadic blooms can continue into November.

Claire

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 1:50PM
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NHBabs(4b-5aNH)

You can always plant a climbing rose and a clematis together. If chosen carefully the clematis can bloom after the rose's main flush and extend the length of time that you have a major bloom happening.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 3:38PM
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