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Climbing Roses

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Question: 1268-2515
I have been trying to get some climbing roses to grow on my arching trellis without success. They simply die off in the winter. Can you recommend some good climbers? Scott, Dunbar, WV

Mort's Answer:
If you can find a Pillar rose developed by Brownell, it is hardy to 16 below zero. An easier find would be New Dawn climbers and Early Dawn. I would plant two roses . One on each end of the trellis and tie them on with cotton rope. Do not use liquid fertilizer to promote growth. You are better served with all natural aged manure. Cultivate the manure into the soil in late fall. Roses can be prolific, if treated right.

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