Romantically draped climbing rose bushes transform a garden and walkway. When creatively combined with the right fence, wall, arbor or trellis, they move beyond pretty and can become a design statement that can add valuable curb appeal.
These roses bloom all season long and many reach 10 feet high. Their graceful weaving stems and flirty leaves lend visual texture, depth and dimension. Most of your favorite floribundas, hybrid teas and many English roses also come in climbing varieties.
When we think about buying climbing roses, we naturally think we are buying a rose that grabs onto something and then goes up and up; however, they don't produce the required tendrils or air roots.
Your 7 Step Climbing Rose Growing Guide
How do you get these roses up and over that wall or trellis?
All you have to do is train them. Fortunately, training roses merely means pointing them in the right direction, usually with some tape or twine. Then, simply watch them bloom and grow.