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The best white climbing roses: varieties + photos

Climbing roses have a special place among all the plants and flowers used for vertical gardening. They are used to create various garden structures such as arches, gazebos, columns and pyramids. In addition, they are in great harmony with other flowers and can be planted in flower beds or flower beds. Climbing roses come in a variety of sizes and colors. Among this variety, it is simply impossible not to choose a variety to your liking. Below we will tell you about the best white varieties of this beautiful flower.

Climbing white rose classification

Climbing white rose, the varieties of which we will consider below, is an excellent representative of decorative garden types of roses. In addition to the garden roses themselves, this also includes some types of climbing rose hips, which are a close relative of the rose.

Important! Such a close relationship between these two flowers allows unscrupulous sellers to pass off a seedling of an ordinary garden rose hip, growing everywhere, as a seedling of a garden rose or rose hip.

In order not to become a victim of such sellers, it is necessary to carefully examine the young shoots of the seedling. In a regular rose hip, they will be bright green, while young shoots of a rose or garden rose hip will be colored dark red.

Climbing roses of white and other varieties are divided into two groups:

  • climbers;
  • ramblers.

Climbers are climbing re-blooming roses with large flowers and strong stems from 2 to 5 meters. Due to their height and erect shape, these varieties will need to be tied up or directed to the supporting structure.

Ramblers, also called climbing roses, have more flexible shoots that are 5 to 10 meters high. At the very beginning of their growth, the bush needs only to be directed in the desired direction, then in the process of growth it will cling to everything, paving the way in the indicated direction. This feature makes these varieties ideal for entwining arches and pergolas. Unlike climbers, these varieties are devoid of re-flowering. They bloom once a summer, but for several weeks and very abundantly.

Depending on this division, we will consider the best varieties of white climbing rose.

White climbers

These varieties are erect, so they are not suitable for entwining arches. But they can be successfully used for decorating walls, facades or gazebos.

Mrs. Herbert Stevens (Mrs. Herbert Stevens)

This beauty has been popular with gardeners and rose lovers for nearly 100 years. Its powerful bushes grow very quickly. Their maximum width will be 2.5 meters, and the average height will be about 4 meters. But under good conditions, the bushes can grow up to 6 meters in height. Rose varieties Mrs. Herbert Stevens is perfect for decorating a wall or fence. It is also often used to decorate the background of mixborders.

The beauty of the Mrs. Herbert Stevens is simply mesmerizing. Its thin, slightly thorny shoots with large light green foliage have multiple graceful flowers. Their color can be either pure white or slightly creamy. Maximum rose diameter Mrs. Herbert Stevens will be 10 cm. This wonderful beauty will bloom all season, filling the garden with the rich aroma of a tea rose.

Climbing rose variety Mrs. Herbert Stevens is distinguished by its unpretentiousness. This rose tolerates growing on poor and sandy soil well. But it is best suited for her loamy soil with a neutral level of acidity. The disadvantages of this variety include susceptibility to attacks by insects such as spider mites, caterpillars and leafhoppers.

Advice! For preventive treatment of bushes Mrs. Herbert Stevens from pests can be used copper oxychloride or ferrous sulfate.

Such treatments should be carried out during autumn or spring work, before the formation of buds and leaves.

Iceberg Climbing

This variety of white climbing rose is considered to be one of the best and most reliable varieties. It is prized for its particular landscape beauty. It was she who allowed the Iceberg Climbing rose to become the most bought among all the roses of the climber group.

Climbing rose bushes Iceberg Climbing will grow up to 2 meters wide and up to 3.5 meters high. Young bushes grow very quickly, so they can be planted near large walls or arches. On the powerful brushes of this variety, there are many double flowers that have a milky white color. In addition to its incredible beauty, Iceberg Climbing is distinguished by a pleasant sweetish honey smell. Iceberg Climbing blooms throughout the season.

Advice! In order for the decorative qualities of Iceberg Climbing to fully unfold, plant it in a well-fertilized and sunny place.

The disadvantages of Iceberg Climbing include the fact that it can be subject to spotting and powdery mildew, especially if the summer turned out to be cloudy and rainy.

Mme Alfred Carrière (Madame Alfred Carrière)

Another brightest representative of the climber group. Roses of this variety were bred in France back in 1879, but are still in high demand.

The width of the Mme Alfred Carrière rose bush will be about 3 meters, but the height can vary from 2.5 to 5 meters. Tall shoots are erect and practically devoid of thorns. On them, among large pale green foliage, bright white large flowers with diameters from 7 to 10 cm look very impressive, resembling a bowl with wavy edges. Each cluster of long shoots of this variety can form from 3 to 9 buds. At the same time, at the very beginning, the buds have a pale pink tint, but when blooming they become white. The Mme Alfred Carrière variety exudes a rather strong floral scent, which is especially noticeable from a distance.

In our cold climate, Mme Alfred Carrière is the very first to bloom and blooms not only all summer, but also the first half of autumn. In warmer regions, this variety blooms for up to 12 months a year. This white rose can be grown in partial shade as well as in the sun. But in a sunny location, Mme Alfred Carrière will grow stronger and last longer than when grown in the shade.

A distinctive feature of the Mme Alfred Carrière rose is its undemandingness to the composition of the soil. In addition, it tolerates heat and humidity very well. She has good immunity, but in unfavorable years she can be attacked by powdery mildew.

White ramblers

The curly nature of the shoots of these varieties allows them to be used to entwine any structures, including arches and pergolas.

Bobby James

Among all ramblers, a special place is given to the Bobby James variety. This liana-shaped rose was bred in England about 50 years ago. It was there that her first popularity came to her. Today Bobby James is actively used to create romantic color compositions in gardens around the world.

Bobby James is called a liana-shaped rose for a reason. Its shoots grow up to 8 meters in length and can entwine everything in its path: from a small arch to a garden tree. The bushes of this variety are vigorous and rather thorny. On them there are numerous bright green elongated leaves. After flowering begins, which will last until the end of July, it becomes extremely difficult to see the foliage of Bobby James. After all, all attention to themselves is riveted by armfuls of milky-white small flowers with golden-yellow cores. Their shape is slightly reminiscent of cherry blossoms, and their diameter will be about 5 cm. On each brush, from 5 to 15 double flowers can be located at the same time. This rose has a rich aroma that slightly resembles musk.

Important! Bobby James blooms only from the second year after disembarkation. At the same time, flowering itself occurs only once a season and lasts from the end of June to the end of July.

Considering the size of the white rose of the Bobby James variety, for planting it is worth choosing only free places with strong supports. Otherwise, the rose will have nowhere to grow, and it will begin to wither. Due to its frost resistance, Bobby James is excellent for growing in our climate.


The origin of the climbing rose variety Rector is still debated. According to one version, Rector is an old Irish variety that was found in one of the gardens of this country and renamed. According to another version, Rector is the result of an accidental crossing of white climbing rose varieties in the Irish nursery Daisy Hills.

The width of the pale green Rector rose bushes will be 2 meters, but the height can vary greatly from 3 to 6 meters. This variety will endure any gardener idea. They can be wrapped around columns and arches, run up the wall and even cut off, growing like a bush.

Advice! Cuttings after pruning a Rector rose should not be thrown away. They root very easily, growing into new bushes.

Rector has a very lush flowering. Each brush has from 10 to 50 semi-double flowers of small size. Immediately after opening, the flowers are creamy white with bright golden stamens. But in the sun they fade to a snow-white color, and their stamens turn brown. The scent of this rose is unobtrusive with predominant notes of musk.

Rector is winter-hardy and very resistant to rose diseases. But in a rainy summer, powdery mildew can appear even on it.

Snow Goose

This climbing rose is remontant, which means that after the main flowering it can bloom again. If summer is hot, then Snow Goose will bloom until autumn.

The Snow Goose variety has a standard width of 1.5 meters for roses and a height of 3 meters. Most often, Snow Goose is used to entwine arches or other structures. But this variety can also be used as a ground cover plant.

The branchy bushes of the Snow Goose rose are practically thornless. Their dark green foliage is quite small and shiny. During the flowering period, the bushes are covered with small creamy white flowers, which fade in the sun to a snow-white color. The flowers of this variety do not look like a rose or a rose hip. Due to the many narrow petals of different lengths, they rather resemble daisies. Snow Goose blooms very profusely. On each of its clusters, from 5 to 20 flowers with a diameter of 4 to 5 cm can form. The aroma of this rose variety is light, unobtrusive and slightly sweet.

Snow Goose has medium powdery mildew resistance. But on the other hand, he winters well and does not require special care.

Climbing roses of white varieties will bring tenderness, lightness and romance to the garden. In order for their landing to be successful and growth to be good, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the video:


Anna, 29 years old, Taldom

I just love climbing roses. From white varieties, I grow a beautiful Snow Goose. It is very delicate and smells great of musk. I really like this variety because the smell is quite strong, but not pungent.

Tatiana, 42 years old, Astrakhan

I have been looking for a climbing rose Mme Alfred Carrière for a very long time. Unfortunately, they did not sell it in our city, so I ordered it with delivery by mail. In the first summer it bloomed with me as one flower, but very large. Over the summer, the shoots have grown to a height of one meter.

Alexandra, 24 years old, Rostov

Of the climbing roses, only Iceberg Climbing grows on our site. We put it up the trellis - it looks great. Blooms all summer. When the weather is hot, water every other day or every day. I recommend.

Watch the video: Planting and training your climbing rose (May 2021).