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Climbing roses Westerland or Polka or Royal Sunset

Posted by hollie_z9 z9Santa Cruz CA (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 29, 13 at 3:21

I live right on the beach in Santa Cruz, CA where it is moist, cool and often foggy...but not always. So I thought this Northwest forum might have similar weather.

I can only fit one climber in the sun for a pillar and have narrowed down the color to these three roses: Royal Sunset, Polka or Westerland.

It's hard to tell from the photos which of these is brighter orange than the others.

I'd like a bloom machine if possible, constantly in bloom. And it will be a pillar style in a house corner. I don't think our sunshine will fade the flowers much, roses here tend to "pink out" if anything.

Looking for disease resistance and fewer nasty thorns would be nice. There will be some salt spray onto this bush.

If any of you have seen or own these roses and can compare, I'd really appreciate it.


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RE: Climbing roses Westerland or Polka or Royal Sunset

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 29, 13 at 13:57

Try the 'Westerland'.

RE: Climbing roses Westerland or Polka or Royal Sunset

Thanks bboy, Westerland looks like it is more orange than the others?

I like orange as long as it's not really neon-ish.


RE: Climbing roses Westerland or Polka or Royal Sunset

I just planted a Westerland Apricot climbing rose this spring. It gets about 2 hrs dappled sunlight and 4 hrs of late afternoon sun. The buds are quite orange and then open to a pinkish color mixed with yellow centers--it's a slightly darker version of my Joseph's Coat with the same conditions. I'm vey pleased with it. I'd post a picture but have not figured out how to do that with my camera.

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