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Re: climbing rose

I too like the Lady Banks, but have found that in warm climates it gets  
extremely rampant and hard to control.  Many here consider it to be a pest  
because of it, unfortunately.  The other negative about this rose is that  it only 
blooms in the spring....although beautiful when it does. 
I agree totally about the Fairy Climber.  It does bloom non-stop, even  in 
the heat of the summer, and the cold of our winters.  It is also very  
manageable.  I grow mine on a trellis with no problems, although I do have  to trim it 
somewhat.....but not nearly as much as the Lady Banks.....and have  noticed 
that I get more roses, the more I prune it.  Hardly any black spot  or disease 
at all....so great for humid areas too.
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 4/7/2008 9:40:42 AM Central Daylight Time,  
Cornergar@aol.com writes:

Two old  and reliable climbers that I recommend to clients because they 
have few  thorns are 'Zephirine Drouhin' and 'Lady Banks' yellow. The 'Lady 
Banks'  white variety has good scent. 

I wonder  if the 'Fairy Rose', a rebloomer with millions of small pink 
would  work on a trellis. Mine lean on a fence as they have long gangly canes 
if  not pruned back. Very thorny, though. Kathy

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