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02/07/2012 at 15:14

Hi all.  This is my first posting on GW so please be gentle!  Can anyone recommend an orange rambling rose, preferably disease resistant and sweet smelling?  Hope this is not asking too much!

02/07/2012 at 19:20

Ghislaine de Felegonde is a Musk Rambler but not a massive one - it's more peach than a vivid orange, though; Gloire de Dijon is a big old climber, buff to peach and has a lovely scent; Schoolgirl is a modern climber but not very good on the scent aspect; Warm Welcome really IS orange, and is a climber, not noted for powerful perfume, alas; Dixieland Linda might do, but is a climber, so better as a pillar rose.

I've not come across any orange ramblers, sorry!  Good luck with the search.

02/07/2012 at 21:01

I have "warm welcome" in the north of Scotland so its pretty hardy weve had 3 very bad winters. Its a pretty single, striking orange, but not growng much its about 3 to 4ft and its 4years old.

Ive not heard of an orange rambler either 

02/07/2012 at 21:13

Buff Beauty http://www.classicroses.co.uk/products/roses/buff-beauty/, more apricot than shown in this picture, but a wonderfully scented continual flowering grow virtually anywhere disease resistant old-fashioned-looking rambler.  You can let it have it's head, or treat it like a climber, and train it up a fence or wall.  I've grown in it a big garden and in a tiny shady back yard. Love it 

03/07/2012 at 16:33

Buff Beauty is gorgeous but not really a rambler, it's a hybrid musk and more of a shrub rose. The best rambler I know is Perrenial Blue, flowers all summer, smells wonderful and is ewtremely tough if you have haed winters.Only snag - it obviously isn't orange! Nor is it blue, more of a purpley red with a white eye.

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