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Climbing rose for the side of a house

Posted by Gabrielsyme none (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 21, 13 at 12:21

I live in Western PA on the edge between zones 5 and 6. We are in a valley and are generally five degrees warmer than the surrounding region. I'm looking for a vigorous climber (not white) that can cover an entire side of my house. Is this possible? I'd love recommendations on which veriety to plant. I love the yellow climbers but my top priority is that the plants cover the house and bloom abundantly.

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RE: Climbing rose for the side of a house

Maigold - an outstanding climber with excellent disease resistance.

RE: Climbing rose for the side of a house

Maigold looks gorgeous but probably won't grow in my region.

I'm thinking about Quadra because it's such a vigorous climber and I want something cane-hardy so that it will get big enough to cover the house.

What I really want to know is weather or not this is a reasonable possibility. Most nurseries list it (and pretty much all other climbers) as topping out around 12'. Is this true? I've seen several pictures of Quadra that look like it's growing much higher.

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