Climbing Rose???

bmbrown88March 26, 2009

I need opinions! I am wanting to be a white climbing miniature roses on the north side of my house between the two windows. I was planning on putting it on a trellis. It will only get the morning sun. Any better ideas or different takes on this idea??

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rosesnpots(z8 Tidewater area VA)

With only about 4 hours of sun you need to make sure you select a 'shade tolerant' rose, other wise you may get the rose to grow but it may not thrive and bloom for you. I would instead of a mini, look for a small hybrid musk.

The only climbing min I know of that is supose to be shade tolerant is the red and white mini, Earthquake CL. I just got it from Nor'East so I can not swear to it.

Many of the better smaller nurseries have a search on shade tolerant roses. I know Ashdown Roses, Heirloom Roses, and Rouge Valley Roses have that search option.

Liz

    Bookmark   March 27, 2009 at 4:20PM
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joebar(pnw8)

it seems that you have the room for a full size climber in there. i am not aware of too many climbing minis in white; jeanne lajoie comes to mind.
i have heard that laura ford (yellow flowers) will tolerate less sun and is vigorous and fragrant as well with an eventual height to 8 feet. this rose will also set forth hips which is rare for a mini.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2009 at 4:42PM
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