America and Above All Climbing Roses

America and Above All Climbing Roses
America and Above All Climbing Roses
Climbing roses are a special category of roses. These are typically trained on arbors, trellises, or fences. They can also be planted on banks and hillsides. America and Above All climbing roses are highly recommended for the home landscape.

America Climbing Rose

America climbing rose is an award winning, very hardy, vigorous rose variety. Recommended for zones four through nine, the disease resistant plant is a typical size for a climbing rose—ten to twelve feet in height. It has a spread of six to eight feet.

The fast growing, very tough plant is tolerant of heat. It was introduced in 1976 and was named an All America Rose Selections winner that year. Very few climbing roses—only three in fact—have received this honor.

America climbing rose’s parentage includes Fragrant Cloud. My old Heirloom roses catalog describes America rose as “all in all one of the most outstanding of all the climbing roses.”

The flowers attract butterflies. This plant is literally covered with blooms from very top to the ground. It is one of the most free flowering climbers.

The blooms appear on old and new wood. America climbing rose is considered a repeat bloomer. These roses make a great cut flower.

America climbing roses feature an intense clove-like fragrance. The blooms are 3½ to five inches wide. These roses are very full due to their high petal count—thirty to forty-five petals.

These roses are double. As these blossoms age, they become cupped. The petals are a dark pink salmon with a coral reverse.

Above All Climbing Rose

Above All is a very appropriate name for this climbing rose. The disease resistant, carefree, vigorous rose is recommended for zones four through ten. Introduced in 2015 by Weeks Roses, this was hybridized by Chris Warner.

The plant can withstand some partial shade. Above All climbing rose grows ten to fourteen feet in height with a spread of ten feet. The plant’s parentage includes Sweet Magic and Westerland, and is largely regarded as a tremendous improvement when compared to Westerland.

Above All rose features more blooms per plant and more blooms per cluster along with an increased petal count when compared to Westerland.

The plant bears masses of blooms per cluster. Up to 5½ inches wide, these large roses attract butterflies. They’re borne on long stems and have the appeal of old fashioned roses. Very free flowering, the plant is in bloom from late spring throughout the fall until frost.

These blossoms retain their color well. They feature a sweet fruity fragrance. The petals are orange-salmon.

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