Asked on Apr 30, 2012

Can anyone tell me the name of this rose? I know it's a climber, is long-lived & disease resistant.

Renee FMiriamJohnchip


Blooms are pale yellow that turns white with age
Mystery Rose #1
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9 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 1, 2012

    Check "Alberic Barbier." It fits your description.

  • Renee F
    on May 1, 2012

    I believe you're right! Thanks Doug!

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 2, 2012

    You're welcome, Renee. Since "AB" has been around since 1900, I think it's proven its worth!

    • Nikki
      on Apr 16, 2016

      @Douglas Hunt I have a climber called golden showers I believe, that seems similar this this one too, Do you know anything about them? They are beautiful and bloom like crazy but the blooms on mine seem to only last a day or 2 before the just drop off. Is that just the type of rose or is there anything I can do to prevent this?

  • Renee F
    on May 2, 2012

    It sure is indestructible! I need to move it because it really is in a bad spot.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 3, 2012

    It would be best to do that when the plant is dormant, Renee. If you must move it during the growing season: water, water, water!

  • Renee F
    on May 8, 2012

    Thanks Doug. No plans to move it until this Fall

  • Johnchip
    on Oct 28, 2015

    Climbers when they set right can be magnificent. I had one by surprise i bought at a kmart, no name, it took off and covered the entire side of the barn within a couple years and bloomed all spring into fall. magnificent. Since you live in VA, I would say it came from Montpelier and just call it your "Virgin Dolley Madison Blushing Bride Rose" and enjoy the story which you can embellish each year with more cocktail parties..;)

  • Miriam
    on Apr 30, 2016

    ibelieve it is a john f kennedy not golden showers thats too yellow i have 20 roses in my back yard and yes john seems the cheap ones do better just ordered from Jackson Perkins very disapiontedFOR 30 DOLLARS

  • Renee F
    on May 14, 2016

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