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Growing Climbing Roses In Zone 9: Climbing Rose Varieties For Zone 9 Gardens

Climbing roses [1] are fabulous additions to almost any garden. Bringing to mind the classic “cottage garden [2]” look, these roses can be trained to climb up trellises, fences, and walls. They can make for a truly spectacular look. But can they grow in zone 9? Keep reading to learn more about growing climbing roses in zone 9 gardens and choosing popular zone 9 climbing roses.

Popular Climbing Roses for Zone 9 Gardens

It might be easier to ask what climbing roses don’t grow in zone 9. While some top out at zone 9, other climbing rose varieties for zone 9 can stand heat up to zone 10 or 11. As a rule, though, most climbing roses do very well in zone 9. Here are a few favorites to try:

Golden Showers – A mostly thornless plant that produces lots of very fragrant yellow blossoms. The flowers start deep gold and lighten to pale yellow.

Altissimo – This rose produces large, mildly fragrant, red flowers and does very well in some shade.

New Dawn – Very popular because of its fast and vigorous growing habit, this rose produces clusters of pale pink, fragrant blossoms.

Aloha – Short for a climbing rose, this variety usually tops out at 8 feet (2.4 m.) high, but it produces lots of apple scented blossoms that span 4 inches (10 cm.) across.

Eden Climber – This rose has big, bushy blossoms that are mostly white with a deep pink color around the edges.

Zephirine Drouhin – A thornless rose with deep pink, extremely fragrant blossoms, this plant thrives in the heat and will bloom multiple times in one season.

Don Juan – This rose has very deep red flowers that have the classic romantic look that earns it its name.

Iceberg Climbing – A very vigorous rose, this plant has delicately fragrant pure white blossoms that flower throughout the summer.

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