Top 10 Big Rose Clymers
Curving with luxurious arches and flaunting royal flowers, the Clymers certainly won the hearts of gardeners around the world. Even some wintering difficulties in the middle lane do not stop fans of these amazing climbing roses. They do not reach such heights as flexible and fast-growing ramblers, but this does not prevent the climers from maintaining the status of irreplaceable plants. Solemn, elegant, easily recognizable, roses in this category offer a considerable selection of exclusive beautifully flowering varieties.
Roses-climers-grace from nature itself
Climbing roses are difficult to classify and standardize. But the division into two types - ramblers and clymers - makes it easy to navigate in their diversity. Climmers, which many love to call true climbing roses, are still inferior in popularity to more flexible climbers.
Climmers, Climbings or klimings (in the name of varieties there is a class designation Climbing or abbreviated Cl.) - powerful climbing roses with stiff, thick, inflexible erect shoots. For normal development, such roses do not need supports. Usually, the height of the clymers is limited to a maximum of 3 meters of shoot length, although rare powerful varieties in a favorable climate can produce longer shoots.
Climmers are mainly kidney mutations, fixed by selection of spontaneous sports (although some wild roses and ancient Chinese tea and bourbon varieties that can grow in the form of a climer have long and flexible shoots, climbing, climbing, climbing).
Some climers are the result of crossbreeding of tea-hybrid roses and floribundas, kidney mutations of other classes of roses, mainly bush forms. The spontaneity of selection has led to a wide variety of clymers. Climers inherited their best characteristics from their “parents”.
Roses-climers have many shortcomings. In a neglected state, they run wild and can create such impenetrable thickets that it will not be easy to cope with thorny, stiff shoots and put the bushes in order. Winter hardiness of all clymers is inferior to the original plants. It is very difficult to fully enjoy their ability to bloom continuously and repeatedly in regions with harsh winters.
But the advantages of such roses are many:
- few roses produce such a magnificent impression and just cannot boast of more elegant and expressive silhouettes;
- Claymers bloom longer and more abundantly than ramblers; they produce flowers both on the shoots of the current year and on last year's branches;
- Clymers, with the exception of several single-blooming varieties, are able to bloom several times, although the second wave is often weaker. Most climers bloom twice, powerful in the middle of summer and weakly in the beginning of autumn, but there are also those that continuously delight flowers to frost.
- you don’t have to sacrifice the size of flowers for its abundant bloom; all climers are large-flowered and spectacular roses that are easily recognized by the characteristics of the original variety.
Recently, miniature climers are considered the most popular - varieties whose shoot length is limited to a maximum of 2 meters. They are appropriate even in the smallest garden. But many call true true climers only large varieties. The more compact the rose from this category, the closer it is to the ground cover, the less pronounced is its ability for architectural silhouettes.
Large climers reveal their beauty both on supports and without them. Powerful, curving arches, unique in purity of lines, such roses place unforgettable accents in the garden. And in fact, they are indispensable for regular style and projects in which they rely on a romantic mood.
Large climers are able to set spectacular single accents, creating blooming fountains - spectacular rose bushes from arched shoots that look like a living sculpture and are visually perceived almost like an architectural element. They look no worse on the walls, creating from a powerful shoots a completely different pattern than curly ramblers. They are more difficult to direct along the pergola and use on the arch, but in disguises, the arrangement of expressive lines and accents, emphasizing the beauty of arbors and objects of small architecture and high flowering “peaks” in ensembles they have no equal. As in creating flowering domes and tree wraps.
A list of the top 10 varieties of large-sized rose-climers can be found on the next page.