Answer: 'America' is a favorite climber. It's a vigorous, bushy plant with bright green leaves. The large flowers are coral-pink with a spicy fragrance. It tops the list of disease resistant climbers. A second suggestion is 'Dr. J. H. Nicolas', with heavily fragrant large, round, rose-pink flowers on upright, slender canes. The foliage is dark-green and leathery. This plant is highly disease-resistant.
'New Dawn' produces pale pink flowers over a long season, and 'Dorothy Perkins' boasts springtime bloom of fragrant, rose-pink flowers. Neither are listed as highly disease resistant, but both are worth considering.
You can purchase these roses locally from Petaluma Rose Company (707-769-8862), or from Jackson & Perkins (800-292-4769. Enjoy your new climbing rose!
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