Roses and climbing roses without thorns - varieties and care tips

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Roses and climbing roses in the garden are a wonderful asset, but every hobby gardener knows the pain of caring when he comes to the thorns. Meanwhile, however, many beautiful rose species were bred, which hardly have any more thorns. Where the term thorns is used here rather colloquially and the botanist speaks of spikes.
A beautiful ornament on the terrace or in the garden are the graceful roses and climbing roses. However, hobby gardeners often shy away from planting them in the garden because of their thorns, especially when small children are in the family, these rose bushes can quickly become dangerous for the little ones. But now there are many types of roses that have little to no thorns and therefore are a good alternative for every garden lover. So the care and the cutting of the plants can be made painless.
Popular varieties
Roses and climbing roses without thorns have long prevailed in the local gardens. Because they are just as easy-care and an eye-catcher as their prickly sisters, but due to the lower risk of injury to handle better. A special feature among the climbing roses are the Ramblers, which are characterized by thin, long and particularly flexible shoots. Since not all of the many rose and climbing roses species can be presented without thorns, this is a small excerpt:
English Rose Graham Thomas

  • amber-yellow, strongly filled, 9 - 11 cm large flowers
  • very fragrant after tea roses with a slight violet note
  • Great flowering, flowers several times a year
  • upright growth
  • becomes 120 cm and higher, also grows in width
  • very hardy
The English Rose Graham Thomas is an old variety that fits into any ornamental garden with its ancient beauty. Therefore, it is one of the most popular English roses and also found in many local gardens.
Rambler Rose Ghislaine de Feligonde
  • Yellow-apricot-colored, filled, 3 - 5 cm large flowers
  • shiny, dense, mid green foliage dress
  • slightly fragrant and more often flowering
  • Climbing rose up to 4 meters high
  • hardy
The historic variety Rambler Rose Ghislaine de Feligonde is due to its growth particularly well suited for individual position or loose hedge. Since it tolerates partially shaded places, it can be planted in many locations in the garden. Easily susceptible to mildew and blackspot, but with good care it regenerates on its own.
English Rose Jubilee Celebration
  • Salmon pink, heavily filled, 11 - 13 cm large flowers
  • fruity, strong fragrance, reminiscent of raspberries and lemons
  • flowers several times a year
  • Bush grows to 120 cm tall and overhanging
  • hardy
The English Rose Jubilee Celebration was so named in memory of the golden coronation anniversary and is considered one of the most beautiful English roses. Their elegance is characterized by the fact that each of their large flowers stand individually above their foliage. The Jubilee Celebration is considered a very healthy rose with little susceptibility.
Rambler Rose Malvern Hills
  • pale yellow, half-filled, 4 - 5 cm large flowers
  • dark green, shiny, small leaves
  • slightly nutty scented
  • flowers several times from May to the end of August
  • Bushy-wide, climbs up to 3.5 meters high
  • a south wall is the ideal location
  • Winter protection in very frosty temperatures desired
The Rambler Rose Malvern Hills, which got its name from a hilly landscape, does not need any climbing or climbing aids. The climbing rose is considered very robust and not very susceptible to the known rosacea diseases.
English Rose Carolyn Knight
  • golden yellow, strongly filled, 7 - 9 cm large flowers
  • smells warm and sweet to honey
  • Blooms more often a year
  • wide bush up to 2 meters high
  • strong, upright growth
  • hardy
The English Rose Carolyn Knight developed over the years from the well-known "Summer Song". It is due to its straight growth as discounts behind smaller plants.
Rambler Rose Maria Lisa
  • dark pink to red, not filled, 3 - 4 cm large flowers
  • without smell
  • flowers only once a year
  • Blossoms last a very long time until the first frost
  • Climbing rose, which grows up to 5 meters high with a climbing aid
  • not suitable as a container plant
  • hardy
The Rambler Rose Maria Lisa is particularly suitable for pergolas or on house walls with a climbing aid. She also enjoys pulling up nearby trees or fences. Unfortunately, it is susceptible to mildew and lice and should therefore be airy and free with good air circulation.
Climbing rose violet blue
  • Violet-blue-white flowers, half-filled, 3 - 4 cm large flowers
  • slightly fruity fragrant
  • Flowering is only apparent from the second year
  • only once a year but abundantly flowering in early summer
  • Climbing rose, grows up to 5 meters high
  • has a typical multiflora appearance, means it is very strong
  • not only as climbing rose, also cultivable in bush form
  • hardy
The climbing rose violet blue needs a lot of care and must be regularly supplied with plant strengthening agents, as it is susceptible to mildew and blackspot. The location should also be chosen so that it is very airy, so that rain water on the leaves dries quickly and it is not under trees (increased drop fall).
Beetrose Lovita 2014
  • dark red-white, half-filled, 4 -6 cm large flowers
  • dark green leaves
  • slight scent
  • flowers several times a year with a long flowering period
  • small 40 - 60 cm high bush
  • Also suitable as a container plant
  • hardy
The bed rose Lovita 2014 is a completely new rose breeding and only since the year 2014 on the market. In addition to the garden bed, in which the rose plants do well as a comprehensive group, they are on the balcony and terrace a real eye-catcher. In addition, it shows little susceptibility to mildew and Sternrußtau.
English Rose Wollerton Old Hall
  • Delicate yellow, strongly filled, 8 - 10 cm large flowers
  • strong and intense scent of myrrh
  • flowers several times a year
  • reaches a stature height of 120 - 150 cm, grows also strongly in the width
  • hardy
The scent of English Rose Wollerton Old Hall is very weather dependent and spreads especially well in hot, dry summers. To enjoy the scent, a location should be chosen on a seating area in the garden or near the terrace. This English rose is a very healthy plant that shows little susceptibility to pests or diseases.
Tip: The term thorns was already misused slang during the times of Dornröschen. The botanists speak of the roses of spines, as these are outgrowths of the bark. On the other hand, thorns emerge from the wood. Therefore, the fairy tale would actually have to be rewritten into Stachelröschen. However, since the term thorns has also prevailed among many hobby gardeners, it will continue to be used here.
care Tips
  • sunny to partially shaded location
  • airy, also windy
  • so the leaves of the plant can dry quickly after dew or rain
  • humus rich and nutrient rich as well as permeable soil
  • make it more permeable to dense soil with compost, sand or gravel
  • Loamy soils are a good substrate for roses
  • Mix loam powder from the trade
  • Avoid heavy, impermeable floors
  • Use slow release fertilizer for roses
  • Fertilization takes place from early spring after the frost until the last fertilization in the summer months
  • Autumn is the ideal planting time for roses of all kinds
  • is planted in the spring, but in the year the bloom in all probability very low to completely
  • in roses and climbing roses without thorns to constant moisture achen
  • no waterlogging
  • Do not water plants from above over the leaves and flowers
  • avoid prolonged dryness
  • Remove dead shoots and withered flowers in autumn
  • Cut back rose bushes only if they are too big and wide
  • cutting down new side shoots in the spring
  • Remove deadwood due to winter damage
Roses and climbing roses are an eye-catcher in every well-kept garden. There are now many beautiful species that have no thorns and are therefore easier to care for, because they are safer. So all summer on terrace or in the garden blooming yellow, red, pink or salmon-colored and white roses, which could not be more beautiful. Especially families with small children discover the varieties of roses and climbing roses without thorns more and more for themselves, since for the youngest of them are less dangers. The grace and beauty of roses and climbing roses remain, despite the lack of, usually painful thorns.

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