but now I'm wondering if I made a mistake. I have a slightly shade area near a crab apple tree and next to our small greenhouse. I'm looking for a rose to climb the white arbor that leads into the entrance way. I'm worried that "Awakening" may be too vicious of a rose - I've read about the thorns - to plant in this area. Anyone grow this rose and can share your opinions? If not this rose, are there any other roses you can suggest? I'm just looking for a rose that's vigorous, hardy and repeat blooming- so that it can grow above the arbor. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!