|I have gardened for over 20 years, but always avoided roses due to the thorns. My children are now grown and I have been reading more and found that there are thornless roses. I was wondering if you would have a list of thornless roses that are climbers, bushes, shrub, tea, etc.
|Here are a few thornless rose choices:
Schoener?s Nutana ? deep pink flowers ? grows to 6 foot, good for poor soils - has a slight fragrance.
James Galway ? pink blooms - an English rose - grows to 5 foot - disease resistant ? has a pleasant fragrance.
John Clare ? deep crimson flowers ? grows to 3 foot ? has a delicate light fragrance.
Mme Legras de St Germain ? creamy white blooms ? grows to 6 foot ? wonderful scent.
Cardinal de Richelieu ? rich crimson purple -grows to 6 foot ? has a rich strong fragrance
Climbing or Rambling Roses:
Aimee Vibert ? pure white blooms ? grows to 10 foot ? late flowering ? lovely strong scent fragrant.
Amadis ? deep crimson purple ? grows to 10 foot plus ? early flowering ? only a slight fragrance.
Bleu Magenta ? deep rich purple fading to pale violet ? grows to 12 foot ? sweetly scented, will tolerate a shady spot.
Gishlaine de Feligonde ? orange-yellow flowers ? grows to 8 foot ? shade tolerant ? fragrant.
Goldfinch ? golden yellow to primrose yellow ?grows to 8-10 foot ? strong fruity fragrance.
Kathleen Harrop ?light pink flowers ? grows to 8-10 foot ? perpetual flowering ? very fragrant
Rose-Marie Viaud - rich crimson purple blooms ? grows to 12 foot ? shade tolerant - alas no scent.
Violette ? dark crimson purple flowers ? grows to 15 foot ? has a subtle light fragrance
Zepherine Drouhin ? deep pink blooms ? grows to 12 foot, strong fragrance ? happy on north facing walls.
Best wishes with your new roses!