Dutton Hall
Lancashire's Premier Classic Rose Garden

Climbers and Ramblers

Climbers and ramblers exhibit a wide range of habit and flower style. A knowledge of the variety will help you to choose the right one for the position you want to fill.

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Climbers

 

Generally most likely to be suitable for walls or pillars, and upright in growth habit. The flowers can be anything from clusters of small to large individual.

Image Variety Group On Site
Aimee Vibert

1828.

To 15ft.

Double white Flowers which repeat on glossy green foliage.

 

Climber
Alchemist

1956

12 to 15ft.

Good Scent.

Single flowering

Climber
Alister Stella Gray

1894.

12 to 15ft.

Sweet Scent.

Clusters deep yellow buds opening into pale-cream flowers

Climber
Aloha

1949.

10 x 6ft.

Strong Fragrance.

Long flowering with rose-pink petals.

Climber
Blairii No 2

1845

12ft.

Good Scent.

Deep rose centre paling to edge.

Once flowering

Climber
Blush Noisette

1815

6 to 8ft.

Some Scent.

Lilac-pink semi-double flowers

Flowers throughout the summer.

Climber
Cooper’s Burmese Rose

1823.

to 25ft.

Large single white blooms with glossy green foliage. Strong thorns.

Slightly tender.

Climber
Dortmund

1955.

10ft.

No Scent.

Bright crimson with white eye borne in large trusses. Long flowering.

Climber
Easlea’s Golden Rambler

1932

18ft.

Good Scent.

Early flowering occasional bloom in autumn.

Climber
Emily Gray

1918.

15ft.

Fragrant.

Double yellow flowers ageing to lemon.

Climber
Etoile de Hollande

1931

15ft.

Heavy Scent.

Good for upstairs windows through most of the summer.

Climber
Gloire de Dijon

1853.

To 12ft.

Peretual flowering, large bloomed in shades of buff, apricot and orange.

a.k.a The Old Glory Rose

Climber
Guinee

1938

15ft.

Heavt Fragrance.

Very dark Red.

Early flowering occasional bloom later

Climber
Kathleen Harrop

1919

8ft.

Rich Scent.

Bourbon style pink flower.

Very few thorns.

Climber
Lady Waterlow

1903.

To 12ft.

Good Scent.

Semi-double flowers of soft pink.

Climber
Leverkusen

1954

12ft.

Lemon Scent.

Long flowering period.

Climber
Maigold

1953

8ft.

Fragrant.

Early flowering and again if dead-headed.

Climber
Madame Alfred Carriere

1879

20ft.

Fragrant.

Double white flowers with hint of pink.

Flowers all summer.

Climber
Madame Gregoire Staechelin

1927

15ft.

Rich Scent.

One early flowering.

Climber
Meg

1954.

To 8ft.

Scented.

Apricot-peachy large flowers.

Climber
Mrs Herbert Stevens

1910.

15ft.

Good Scent.

A mass of flower in first flush, a little later.

Climber
Paul Lede

1902.

To 12ft.

Sweet Scent.

Soft pink with peachy shades

Climber
Paul’s Scarlet

1916

10ft.

No Scent.

Semi-double Brick red- flowers borne in clusters over a long period.

Climber
Penny Lane

1998.

To 10ft.

Scented

Light pink Repeat flowers.

Climber
Pompon de Paris

1839

8ft.

Little Scent.

Dusky lilac-pink flowers in profusion.

Very early flowering.

Climber
Rosa Banksiae lutea

1825

15ft.

Delicate Scent.

Double flowers in May/June.

Tender, ideal for sheltered wall.

Climber
Rosa Banksiae banksiae

1807.

15ft.

Fragrant.

Double white flowers.

Best in a greenhouse.

Climber
Rosa Banksiae normalis

1877

15ft.

Very Fragrant.

Single white flowers.

No thorns.

Climber
Sombreuil

1850.

To 6ft.

Sweetly Scented.

Full, double white to cream flowers.

Climber
Souvenir de la Malmaison

1843

15ft.

Scented.

Blush-pink, quartered flowers.

An early show and often more later.

Climber
Souvenir de Madame Leonie Viennot

1898

15ft.

Fragrant.

A good repeat flowerer.

Climber
The Garland

1835.

15 x 10ft.

Good scent.

Small, semi-double, daisy-like white flowers with pink tints. Flowers in profusion in early July

Climber
The New Dawn

1930

12 to 15ft.

Good Scent.

Flowers well throughout the summer.

Climber
Wedding Day

1950.

30 x 15ft.

White flowers with prominent yellow stamens.

Climber
White Cockade

1969.

8 x 6ft.

Double, white flowers.

Climber
Zephirine Drouhin

1868.

8 to 10ft.

Rich Scent.

Deep rose-pink to carmine flowers.

Nearly thornless.

Climber

Ramblers

 

Ramblers technically differ from Climbers in their habit of flower, having large clusters of flowers in one big flush, making a very showy display. More likely to be suitable for trellises, arches, pergolas or growing up trees. Some are very vigorous.

Image Variety Group On Site
Albertine

1921.

20ft

Heavy Scent.

Once flowering

Rambler
American Pillar

1909.

15 to 20ft.

No Scent.

July/August flowering.

Stands out well at a distance.

Rambler
Apple Blossom

1932.

10 to 12 ft.

Light Scent.

One big flush of flower in mid-summer.

Rambler
Betty Sheriff

Unknown.

To 24ft.

Scented.

White clusters of flowers with pinkish hue.

Rambler
Blue Magenta

1900.

To 12ft

Fragrant.

Flowers later than most, purple-violet.

Rambler
Bobbie James

1960.

20ft.

Fragrant.

Large plentiful trusses in July.

Rambler
Browsholme Rose

Pre-1900.

20ft.

Good Scent.

One good show white flowers, but pink in bud.

Rambler
Crimson Shower

1951.

To 12ft.

Slight Scent.

Crimson pom-pom like blooms.

 

Rambler
Dorothy Perkins

1902.

To 10ft.

Good Scent.

Cascades of pink flowers

Rambler
Excelsa

1909.

10 to 12ft.

Little Scent.

Flowers July to August.

Rambler
Felicite et Perpetue

1827. 12ft.

Light Scent.

July.

Rambler
Francis E Lester

1946.

12 to 15ft.

Strongly Scented.

Small single white flowers with touches of pink.

Rambler
Francois Juranville

1906.

To 15ft.

Heady scent.

Clear pink flowers which continue spasmodically to the frosts.

Rambler
Goldfinch

1907.

10ft.

Fruity Scent.

One good show of flower.

Rambler
Paul’s Himalayan Musk

c.1900.

25ft.

Scented.

Wonderful display mid-summer.

Rambler
Rambling Rector

1912.

20ft.

Good scent.

A rich display of flower in July.

Rambler
Rosa filipes Kiftsgate

1954.

30+ft.

Fragrant.

Huge, open trusses of white flowers in mid-summer.

Rambler
Rosa Mulliganii

1917.

To 20ft.

Strong Scent.

Pure white flowers in clusters.

Rambler
Sanders White

1912.

12ft.

Very Fragrant.

Flowers well into August.

Rambler
Seagull

1907.

to 13ft

Fragrant.

Large sprays of single white flowers with yellow stamens in mid-summer.

Rambler

 

Veilchenblau

1909.

to 15ft.

Scented.

Violet-lavender flowers with yellow stamens.

a.k.a The Blue Rose

Rambler
Rose Groups
Species and Briers Climbers and Ramblers
Old Roses Modern Shrub, Hybrid Musk and Rugosa
Bourbon, Hybrid Perpetual, China, Polyantha and Floribunda