From £10.74Fantin Latour Colour: Pink. Shape: Full double. Scent: Strong. Flower Period: Once in Summer. Height
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From £13.14Height: 1.2m Colour: Fresh pink Fragrance: Highly scented Habit: Very upright Leaves: Grey green fol
Easlea's Golden Rambler was bred by Walter Easlea in the UK in 1927 and is a hybrid of the group Wichurana although its parentage is unknown. Its growth habit, with rigid flowering stems, is such that it could be considered a climber and not a rambler and it can be used in the same way as a climbing hybrid tea. The foliage is very good, being strong and dark, glossy green. The flowers are a rich vibrant yellow with several rows of petals that open up to display the pistils and stamens. It fades gently to a creamy yellow. It is considered one of the aristocrats of yellow climbing roses and is delightfully tea scented.
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Easlea's Golden Rambler can be used in any situation suitable for either a climber or a rambler. It has strong growth, eventually reaching a height of 20' (6m) and, although very good over an arch or pergola, can be grown against a wall or pillar as the individual flowers are held on long, strong stems and do not need to be seen from beneath. It is a fabulously extravagant rose and well worth growing for its one magnificent flowering. It could be grown with a clematis to fill the flowering gap. Niobe would be a good candidate with its strong dark red colouring and 4" flowers.
Walter Easlea, who bred Easlea's Golden Rambler, started his career working for William Paul & Son in the early 1900s. His great love was hybridization and he soon set up on his own in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex and joining the Council of the National Rose Society. In 1920 he collaborated with another famous rose grower, H H Thomas, producing The Rose Book - a Complete Guide for Amateur Rose Growers and, in 1927, he bought Easlea's Golden Rambler to the market. No other yellow climbing rose really competes.