Roses forum→Help Selecting a Climbing Rose zone 6b

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(Zone 6b)
Feb 17, 2017 1:56 PM CST
I live in York PA zone 6b.

I am looking for a climbing rose, repeat blooming that is going to be able to climb up the side of my house and drape onto my useless balcony. there is a picture below - i'd like the rose to climb up about where the drain spout is.

Ideally, I want a classic looking red rose. Like i'd really like a red rose but repeat blooming, disease resistance and the ability to grow 15-20 ft is more important than color. I don't care about smell at all.

The spot I want to plant it is at the corner of my house and gets morning shade and lots of afternoon sun. Definitely a full sun spot.

I was looking at Etoile de Hollande but it seems that almost no one in the USA is selling it and I really don't know enough about choosing the right rose to know if that is the best choice.

I have grown New Dawn in the past at a different home and know it is a vigorous grower but I'd like to pick something different this time.

Do you have any suggestions?

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Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Feb 17, 2017 8:46 PM CST
Penny Lane is a good one. Fragrant and a repeat bloomer. I've had her for several years and she's a happy rose with very little care. Rose (Rosa 'Penny Lane')

Grand Award has the height and color but rebloom is listed as good instead of excellent.
Rose (Rosa 'Grand Award')

Mel's Heritage is another option. Rose (Rosa 'Mel's Heritage')

There's more out there but my brain's frying up for the night. D'Oh!
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Roses Zinnias Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover Bookworm
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: United States of America Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Feb 17, 2017 8:54 PM CST
Ok, found some more for tonight.

Check this link out for Antique Rose Emporium. It mentions heights on these climbers and quite a few reach 20ft or more. You can also get more info on any that catch your eye by using our rose database and by asking questions on here. Thumbs up I'm using ARE for you because their setup is easy to read and understand so that will help.. I hope anyways.


Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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Feb 18, 2017 3:40 AM CST
I have Grand Award and it is a prolific bloomer here, even after a cold winter.
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
(Zone 6b)
Mar 3, 2017 6:43 PM CST
as an update:
I did find a rose. I decided to plant 2 together. the first is Red Cascade climbing rose which is an adorable miniature rose that has exactly the droopy quality i'm looking for. Also hardy to zone 4 (I believe) so in my 6b area it should be great.

I did finally find someone to sell me a etoile de hollande climbing rose, but i'm concerned about its disease resistance. So I might plant it with blaze improved climbing rose. Not sure yet. have to do a little more research.
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses Irises Lilies
Mar 4, 2017 4:28 PM CST
I failed with Etoile de Hollande both in New Jersey zone 6b and here in Arizona zone 7b. Freezing and disease were problems. In the thirteen years I grew roses in NJ, New Dawn was the only climbing rose I was truly successful with. Cadenza and Don Juan never quite reached head height before they succumbed to black spot.

I love Red Cascade, but I've never seen a cane on it reach five feet long, though I've been told that in Shreveport the canes reach 8 ft.

Blaze Improved is also sold as Demokracie (its ARS registration name) and has come to see a recent explosion in popularity because of its generosity of bloom when well cultivated. Probably, too, because of its good disease resistance. I've only just begun growing it here in AZ. It's available from Heirloom Roses and possibly Rogue Valley Roses. I never tried it in NJ; I thought of its flowers as being just a bit 'blue' for my tastes.

Dortmund would definitely fit the size, hardiness, and desease-resistant criteria, but it has vicious thorns. Dublin Bay is another red climber with a good reputation.

It seems to me that light colored flowers would shine most brightly against the dark first floor, while red flowers will really brighten the second. Salita might be bright enough to look good against the lower floor, but strongly colored enough to look good against the top floor's white.

Good Luck!
When you dance with nature, try not to step on her toes.

May 27, 2017 1:55 PM CST
Good luck. Some things can't be done

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