that's a lot of colors i listed up there
the space is on the side of my house along a wrought iron fence southwest facing (brutal afternoon sunshine). There's around 10-12 feet in between the side of the house and the fence, so it will be hard for the man who cuts our grass to not get hooked by a thorn back there. I don't want to tear up Mr. Ivan. Also, our neighbor has 2 beautiful weimarainers (not sure how to spell) who like to hang out by the gate to bark at our russian blue cats taunting them. I don't want to tear up her pups!
From the inside of the house, the chosen climbing rose will be the focal point of a 5 foot wide window above the bathtub in the master bathroom, so I'd like it to "compliment" my bathroom. I'm kooky about things like that.
I need it to repeat bloom.
also, once the fence passes my bathroom window, the yard widen ups to 1/2 an acre and the fence goes waaaaaaaay down through the backyard so it can be a big climber. I'll train any octopus arms horizontally.
I need something that can handle South Louisiana/zone 9 - the muggy humid zone 9 not the lovely socal zone 9- without being too much of a baby. I will spray horticultural oil in very early spring as well as bonide copper if necessary. But I don't spray regularly.
I have some roses already planted in my back yard that would work, but even with 31 roses, I like to keep trying new ones. There's SO many lovelies on my want list! The following roses are ones that could work but that i already have, so count them out:
cl madame alfred carriere, cl clotilde soupert, cl prosperity, cl sombreiul, cl sally holmes, cl repeat cecile brunner, cl souvenir de la malmaison
Here's the colors I'm imagining (I want it to be light and maybe even dusty antiquish with SOME color/not JUST white)
the rose in the middle of the bouquet
I think that last one is blue moon but it looks more dusty pink than blue moon.
Though I've never seen in person, I've narrowed it down to the climbers below, (but am very much open to anything you think could work)
Cl Devoniensis (how do you pronounce that?)
Cl white eden (pierre de rosnard) rose (the white eden rose not the pink one)
Kordes Honeymoon Arbor rose
Kordes Pearly gates
Kordes Future Rose
Cl Rev d'Or (too yellow?)
Cl Ambridge Rose (thorny??)
I love Aloha and a Shropshire lad, but they may be a bit brighter in color than what I want in that spot.
So what say you?
Sorry to have so many criteria ;)