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Ramblin’ Red Rose

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One of the most exciting climbers to come along in years, this large rose features endless deep red flowers, excellent disease resistance and surprising hardiness; all roses need full sun and well-drained soil

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
8 feet
Average Landscape Width:
7 feet
Genus:
Rosa
Cultivar:
Ramblin' Red
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
spreading
Canopy:
climber
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Flower Color:
ruby
Flower Eye Color:
yellow
Flower Fragrance:
high
Flower Period:
from late spring to late summer
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Fall Color:
burgundy
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Ramblin' Red Rose is bathed in stunning fragrant ruby-red flowers with yellow eyes along the branches from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has attractive dark green deciduous foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The oval compound leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall. The fruits are showy orange hips displayed from mid to late fall. The spiny brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Ramblin' Red Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Ramblin' Red Rose will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. As a climbing rose, it can be leggy near the base and may be concealed by underplanting with lower-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This woody vine should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

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