Climbing Teas & Climbing Chinas
In the heyday of the Teas their climbing sports were nearly as common as Climbing Hybrid Tea sports are today. Climbing Tea roses continue to be prized by gardeners because they are fragrant, and because their habit of nodding blossoms (often criticized by those who show roses) casts the gaze of the flowers down from arbor or wall on the human beholder. The Climbing sports of China roses are rather rare in contrast. Only a handful survived to the present day. These are often less remontant that the Climbing forms of Teas, and have a very wiry growth habit, sometimes sparse of foliage as with the beautiful climbing form of Cramoisi Supérieur.