The Q&A Archives: Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose

Question: I love the Cecile Brunner Climbing Rose. It requires Full Sun, but, I've been told it will also grow in Zone 5, with partial shade, is this true?

Answer: I'm afraid shade tolerance in roses is a myth. You'll be encouraging diseases, and your climbing rose will climb but won't bloom. Find a sunny spot - even if you have to plant it in a container and prop a trellis up against a wall. You'll be glad you did!

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