Climbing Polyanthas

Weeping China Doll, Clotilde Soupert, Hermann Schmidt

Contributing to the great array of climbers available today, these offer choices today’s gardeners rarely see: excellent foliage, good rebloom and the charming clustering and small flowers that mark the Polys. Some of these might well be placed among the Hybrid Musks, considering their habits of growth, fragrance and manner of blooming, as well as their ancestry.

Habit

The climbing Polyanthas are simply divided by habit into two groups (left to right, above).

  • (E.g., Phyllis Bide) Those that produce a multitude of long lithe canes and bloom all over. [PolCl #1]
  • (E.g., Climbing Orange Triumph) Those that tend to send up long, climbing canes from which flowering laterals are produced, often proving to be less remontant than the first group. [PolCl #2]

Brackets refer to Explanatory Information page.
Alba roses original Vintage Garden pages: VCG_Climbing Polyanthas.pdf

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