English Rose 'St. Swithun' Climbing
Color: light pink
Flower type: double/full bloom
Fragrance: strong pure myrrh fragrance
Climbing height: 8'
Shrub size: 4 ft tall x 3 ft wide
Repeat blooming: excellent, quickly, reliably
One of the all-time great climbers.
'A Shropshire Lad' Climbing is a strong healthy variety with large glossy leaves and gorgeous soft peachy-pink flowers. The blooms are cup-shaped in the early stages, opening to form attractive rosettes. As a climber it grows to10 ft and as a shrub with arching stems to 5 ft tall by 4 ft. It has few thorns. Its Tea rose fragrance is deliciously fruity. Repeat-flowering. RHS "Award of Garden Merit." (David Austin 1996, Ausled).
For springtime romance, few plants compare to wisteria. This woody vine happily climbs and clambers over trellis or pergola, delivering a spring show of dangling flower clusters packed with fragrance. Different types of wisteria are available with flowers in shades of purple, pink, blue and white. Choose American wisteria for plants that aren’t invasive, especially in warmest zones. Hardy in Zones 4-9, depending on type.
'Constance Spry' was the first English Rose introduced by David Austin and is still widely grown today. It produces magnificent, pure rose pink, deeply-cupped blooms of luminous delicacy. It has a strong myrrh fragrance; in fact, it was this rose that introduced the myrrh fragrance to the English Roses. Unlike later English Roses which repeat bloom all season, 'Constance Spry' flowers once, in early summer. The growth is very strong with large leaves and many thorns. Color: deep pink. Flower: double/full bloom. Fragrance: strong myrrh. Grows to 12 ft as a climber. RHS "Award of Garden Merit."
When it comes to climbing roses, ‘Zephirine Drouhin’ is one of the most versatile. It’s a thornless, shade-tolerant rose that unfurls deep pink blooms. Thorn-free canes make this a great rose to place on arches or pergolas over walkways or patios. ‘Zephirine Drouhin’ opens intensely fragrant flowers from spring to fall frost. This antique rose was officially introduced in France in 1873. Plants grow to 12 feet tall and 3 to 6 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 5-9.
Fill your garden with the rich scent of Old Roses by including this pretty climber. ‘St. Swithun’ is a showstopper, opening fully double pink blooms with over 120 petals. Flowers appear reliably all season long, releasing a pure myrrh fragrance. This is an English rose packed with disease resistance, making it a breeze to grow. Train it on an arbor or well-anchored arch. Plants grow to 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 5-9. Why we love it: The intense scent is alluring and a perfect complement to an entry garden or outdoor seating area.