New Red Climbing Rose for Cold Climates

By Charlie Nardozzi

Many gardeners have fond memories of arbors loaded with red 'Blaze' climbing roses, but for gardeners in colder climates the only way to grow vigorous climbers such as 'Blaze' is to pull the canes off the arbor and mulch them over the winter. Now that's changed. For gardeners in USDA zones 4 and colder, there's a new red climbing rose that blooms all summer and survives the harsh winters without protection.

From the Minnesota breeder of the famous, hardy 'Knock Out' roses, comes 'Ramblin' Red' climbing rose. 'Ramblin' Red' features 10-foot-tall canes that have deep red, sweetly fragrant, double flowers. The bushes don't need winter protection, even in USDA zone 3, and have strong disease resistance, too.

For more information on 'Ramblin' Red', go to: Edmund's Roses.

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