Dublin Bay is a worthy climbing rose to plant because it is such a spectacular performer with flowers from the earliest Spring until well into the Winter – in very warm areas, this rose will flower all year and every year I prune it, I will prune flowers off, no matter how late it is pruned!
Dublin Bay’s bright red flowers are produced from plump ovoid buds and the flower shape is delightful with rounded petals. Some flowers are produced on single stems but mostly in clusters and there is a light but noticeable fragrance which adds to the delight of this stunning rose.
The foliage is plentiful and exceedingly healthy – I don’t think I have ever seen this rose succumb to disease of any kind. The growth is medium – Dublin Bay is usually referred to as a pillar rose and it does, in fact, look sensational when it is trained to a pole. However, because it is such a wonderful flowerer, I prefer to see it splayed against a wall or fence since it covers so well – it’s thorny branches are out of the way when it is trained that way too!
- The best bright red climbing/pillar rose in years
- Exceedingly healthy
- Very free flowering over a long season
- Lightly fragrant