Return to the Hudson Valley Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Climbing Eden rose hardiness?

Posted by dbclaverack z5, Hudson Valley NY (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 30, 07 at 18:01

I am planning on growing two or three Climbing Edens up the side of my chimney here in the Hudson River Valley of New York (z5). The worry is that they might die back to the ground each winter and thus ruining my chances of a gorgeous rose covered brick chimney l'Anglaise.
Has anyone had experience with the hardiness of Eden? The site is in a raised border on the south side of the house, with all day full sun. It is somewhat protected from the fiercest winter winds by the corner of the house, and in summer it can get pretty hot there baking in the sun all day. Any thoughts from our rose friends, especially those in the Hudson Valley?
Thanks in advance for your help!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Climbing Eden rose hardiness?

Not a good idea. It will winter kill to the ground and is never going to be as vigorous as you want.
Climbing roses are a real problem in Zone 5 but you might want to take a look at Quadra. Iron-clad hardy, rather nice clear red flowers - no fragrance. Or any of the Canadian shrubs such as William Baffin. Or a once blooming rambler - De la Grifferia or Vielchenblau or...... I'm growing something called White Mountains (put out by the Univ. of New Hampshire) that is enormous and iron=clad hardy - cluster of small white flowers opening from blush pink buds.

RE: Climbing Eden rose hardiness?

I'm late answering this - but I have to agree - Eden isn't very happy in my garden either. New Dawn, on the other hand, is gorgeous, super hardy and never stops blooming. It's almost a cliche - but it really does perform like a dream around here.

RE: Climbing Eden rose hardiness?

well, that's good news (for me) regarding new dawn. i figured it'd be good since it is "clich". i just planted a bare root. i also planted another called "leverkusen", i'm hoping that one does ok. we'll see...

but it sounds like the effect you are looking to produce on your chimney is probably best created by some of the options suggested by oldroser & shaolin.

good luck!

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Hudson Valley Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here