The Ramblin’Red Rose. Wow! This climber – a seedling of the Henry Kelsey climbing rose is an outstanding red rose. Producing full, double 3″-4″ flowers born in small clusters on strong well thorned stems. Hardy to Zone 4.
This is my climbing rose which we have in front of our garage. It’s been growing here for the last 4 seasons and this year, has been awesome. This picture was taken during Memorial Day weekend – all of these blooms before June 1st!
The first year or two, we did have some winter die-back on the stems, but last year and this – virtually none. It is a repeat bloomer and shows good disease resistance. The blossoms are slightly fragrant. In the fall, after it has gone dormant, I apply a layer of mulch around the bottom, but that is all I do for extra care. We prune the canes back a little bit but that’s its. An easy to care for rose – and pictures say a thousand words – Beautiful!