There are many climbing roses available, for the most part, they are deciduous and must have training and support to grow on, as they neither twine or cling. Support structures may include fences, walls, trellises or arbors. Although bloom times vary with species and variety, most bloom in summer. Climbing roses have large flowers that are typically held singly or in small groups and they usually have the ability to repeat bloom. Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in a sunny location. Prune while dormant in mid to late winter (around Valentine’s Day) to encourage plenty of late season flowers. This is because roses will bloom first on older branches and then on the current season’s growth.
- Sun to Part Sun
- Fertilize for best blooms
- Provide as much air flow as possible to prevent disease issues