Rosa ‘American Pillar’ (Van Fleet 1902) ([R. wichurana x R. setigera] x seedling) – A once-blooming rambler with masses of single carmine-pink flowers (about 2.25″ wide) accented with a white eye and golden stamens. These are borne over glossy deep green foliage in late spring or early summer. Will tolerate partial shade. Grows 13 to 15 feet high. Hardy to zone 5.
Rosa ‘Bobbie James’ (Sunningdale Nursery 1961) (hybrid wichurana) – This RHS Award of Garden Merit winner features large clusters of creamy-white semi-double flowers (that are highly fragrant) in early summer. It is once-blooming with individual flowers being about 2″ wide. Great for training over garden sheds. Grows 20-30′ high. Hardy to zone 5.
Rosa SOARING FLIGHT – A hard to find repeat-blooming modern rambler rose that was introduced in 1996. It features large 3-inch wide semi-double to double lightly fragrant blooms of salmon-pink with gold to apricot centers – flowering continually into autumn. These are borne over deep green, disease resistant foliage. Grows 12 to 15′ high. Hardy to zone 5.
Rosa ‘Ghislane de Feligonde’ (Turbat & Compagnie 1916) (‘Goldfinch’ x seedling) – Apricot buds open to musk scented creamy flowers (with a hint of pink in cooler weather) starting in June-July and repeating occasionally through to autumn. She is nearly thornless and is shorter in stature. Healthy mid green foliage. Grows 8-10 feet high. Hardy to zone 6.
Rosa ‘Veilchenblau’ (syn. ‘Violet Blue’, ‘Blue Rambler’, ‘Blue Rosalie’) (Schmidt 1909) ( ‘Crimson Pirate’ x ‘Souvenir de Brod’) – A must-have rambler with clusters of semi-double deep magenta blooms (with a white eye) fading to dark violet, with a sweet fruity citrus scent. It is once-blooming and colours better in partial shade. RHS Award of Garden Merit. Grows 12-15′. Zone 5.