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Summer Wine Climbing Roses

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  • Colour: Coral pink, yellow centre
  • Flower Shape: Single to semi-double
  • Fragrance: Strong, excellent
  • Flower Period: Repeats in flushes June-October
  • Leaves: Mid-green, glossy.
  • Height x Spread: 4.5m x 3m
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Rosa Summer Wine - Climbing Roses

The magnificently scented, single to semi-double, ruffled flowers have yellow centres, and the outer petals start warm peachy pink and gentle apricot, fading to bright, light pink. They mature into big hips. Repeats June to October. Glossy, mid-green foliage. To 4.5m.

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  • Colour: Coral pink, yellow centre
  • Flower Shape: Single to semi-double
  • Fragrance: Strong, excellent
  • Flower Period: Repeats in flushes June-October
  • Leaves: Mid-green, glossy.
  • Height x Spread: 4.5m x 3m
  • Good for bees
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Growing Summer Wine Roses

Good, well drained soil, at least half a day of sun (afternoon shade is worse than morning shade), and something to grow it up is all you need. Roses thrive on clay as long as it is not too waterlogged in winter. 

This variety sets abundant hips, which need to be removed to encourage repeat flowering. Leave the hips from the last flushes on mature plants for winter interest: if you want your new rose to grow as quickly as possible, then it helps to remove them for the first few years.

Because it is thorny and vigorous, it is not a good choice for places where people will walk next to it: the whippy growth is convenient for tying in, but on windy days it has a way of attacking passers-by. 

Did You Know?

Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997). One of the parents was Coral Dawn. It won Best Climber in the 1999 Eugene, Oregon Rose Society Show. 

Released in the early 1980's, registration code KORizont.

Planting Instructions

How to Plant Climbing Roses

You can order bareroot roses for delivery from November to March. Containerised plants are available year round. 

Soak your roses' roots or pots for a little while before planting. This is an opportunity to prune the stems down to six to ten inches, and inspect the roots to trim off damaged ones.

Choose a spot with reasonable light: semi-shade will do, but full shade will not. Prepare the soil by breaking it up with a fork while removing roots, stones, etc.

  • On dry, sandy and chalky soil, dig a big hole, then backfill it with a soil mix improved with three quarters organic material, including compost and manure for fertility, and leafmould or our Rocket Gro soil improver for water retention.
  • On good garden soil, adding some organic material is beneficial, especially manure. Dig a shallow hole, deep enough to allow the graft/union to settle right at soil level, and wider than the roots.
  • On really heavy clay, which rose roots love, you do not need to dig: slit planting is good, and you can use organic material as a mulch on top.

Spread some Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi around the bottom of the hole,  where it will make contact with the roots.

Arrange a mound on the floor of the hole to set your rose's roots on, so they spread out, and the graft-union is slightly above soil level. Backfill the hole with the planting mix, firming it down as you go, at first with your hand to fix the rose in place, and then with your heel to firm it. Dust some bonemeal on the surface and water in thoroughly. In the process, the soil will settle down so that the graft is clear of the soil. 

How to prepare and plant a bareroot climbing rose video.

Mulch well in spring, and keep well watered during dry periods for the first year. Deadhead repeating roses to encourage continuous flowering. 

Newly planted roses shouldn't need much rose food, maybe a dash on poor dry soils. When they are settled in the second year onwards, feed them during the growing season with homemade compost teas and foraged sea weed, or some of our Neudorff rose food.

Mature shrub roses need gentle pruning compared to floribundas and hybrid teas. Prune to tidy the shape in winter. First remove the usual dead, diseased and badly positioned wood, ideally cutting out whole shoots back to a main stem, or outward facing bud. Then remove the wispiest stems, and some of the oldest wood from the centre.