Rambling roses put on a spectacular display in midsummer. They produce masses of mostly small- to medium sized flowers, borne in clusters, which are often followed by red or orange hips in the autumn.
Discover how to plant a rambling rose.
Most ramblers are very vigorous, which means they are ideal for covering unsightly buildlings, sheds, pergolas and walls. They can even be grown through a large tree, or used to support other climbers such as Clematis viticella. The less rampant varieties are good for growing up rose arches or up a trellis against a wall.
Here are some of the best rambling roses you can grow.
Rosa banksiae 'Lutea'
Rosa banksiae 'Lutea' flowers earlier than other ramblers, in April or May. It's a vigorous, thornless rambler with small, glossy toothed leaves and hanging sprays of pale yellow, double flowers that have a light fragrance.
Rambling roses can be pruned after flowering. Find out how to prune a rambling rose.