Unknown Red Climbers

Kippy(SoCal zone 10. Sunset Zone 24)March 23, 2012

We have 2 red climbers, no idea of the names. Mom thinks Dad purchased them, so they maybe more modern that I think. Dad might have also taken them home from a clients garden who did not want them.

Not sure how to post the photos here, but they are below:

Here is a link that might be useful: Unknown Reds

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petaloid(SoCal 10a/24)

I will put a link below to photos of a popular climber called Don Juan. See what you think:

Here is a link that might be useful: Don Juan

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 10:35PM
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Kippy(SoCal zone 10. Sunset Zone 24)

Thanks! I was thinking that it might be Don Juan.

Any guesses on the other? I need better photos of the whole climber, but I got distracted by rust on it....

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 10:46PM
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petaloid(SoCal 10a/24)

I'm sorry that I have no guess on your other climber.

I notice that this board doesn't get as many visitors as it used to.

Maybe if you post pictures on the regular Roses Forum someone there might recognize your second rose. Best of luck!

    Bookmark   March 25, 2012 at 2:29PM
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diane_nj 6b/7a

Is the darker red very fragrant? I'm thinking it might be the climbing form of Oklahoma.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 3:21PM
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Mizu

I agree, if the darker one is exceptionally fragrant it could be Oklahoma. Several years ago there were mislabeled reds at a big box store - Oklahoma's and Don Juans. We purchased what we thought was 2 Don Juans to flank our entrance to our barn. However, much to my dismay - only cause I am one of those OCD types about symmetry in the garden - one is Don Juan (huge now, spread 12-14 feet) and the Oklahoma quite a bit shorter maybe 6-7 feet but extroidinary smell! Good enough that we will not be sacrificing her anytime soon :) good luck!

    Bookmark   March 28, 2012 at 11:39PM
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