Climbing Tea (Cl T)
Old garden tea climbing roses are a beloved category of climbing roses that feature large, full, and fragrant flowers with a color range that includes shades of white, pink, yellow, and apricot. These roses are known for their repeat blooming habits, which allows them to produce an abundance of blooms throughout the growing season.
Old garden tea climbing roses have a vigorous growth habit that makes them ideal for training up trellises, arbors, and fences. They can reach heights of up to 20 feet or more and produce long canes with plenty of thorns. Some popular varieties of old garden tea climbing roses include ‘Climbing Souvenir de la Malmaison’, ‘Climbing Madame Caroline Testout’, and ‘Climbing Lady Hillingdon’.
Old garden tea climbing roses have a rich history dating back to the 19th century when they were first bred in France by crossing China and tea roses. They quickly became a popular choice among gardeners and rose enthusiasts, and many of the original cultivars are still widely grown today.
In recent years, old garden tea climbing roses have won numerous awards and accolades for their beauty, fragrance, and overall performance in the garden. They continue to be a favorite among gardeners looking for a climbing rose with a classic, timeless look and a sweet fragrance that fills the air.