Last week, I installed a rose trellis for a client. She wanted an everblooming climber. Now, Knock-out roses are definitely the most maintenance free, everbloomers on the market, however, they are not climbers. So my search began.
I found this rose (pictured) called "Fourth of July" and it boasts the same effortless habit as knock-out roses. They are also continuous bloomers. As it turns out, there are many other roses on the market that boast the same attributes. Yay! The hybridizers are listening to their consumers. No one wants to spend their time spraying, treating blackspot and other diseases and having their roses give them one time only blooming per season. This particular climber is also fragrant, bonus, huh? Its scent is similar to apples.
Be on the lookout for these fuss free varieties. Now if we could only find a way to keep rabbits from eating our plants. At least with a climber, eventually they will be too high for them to reach. You would think the thorns would be a deterrent. Pesky Wabbits!
I leave you with a little Queen of Soul: duh do do do do do da do!