Dublin Bay Climbing Rose

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If you were writing a gothic romance, you might set a dramatic scene in a secret walled garden, tucked away in a hidden glen alongside an ancient Irish castle. If you are then please, oh please include a lightly fragrant, brilliant red Dublin Bay Climbing Rose (Rosa 'Dublin Bay') twining gracefully up alongside the wrought iron gates. Your hero will require a good supply of beautiful flowers to bestow upon his star-crossed love, after all!

Ok, ok, we'll stop there, but you don't have to stop dreaming about this incredible variety of heirloom Rose! Dublin Bay is absolutely covered in semi-double, luscious red blooms from spring until frost. The color comes true on every blossom! This is a deep red Rose that will dazzle your eyes! Butterflies and bees adore these blooms as much as you will!

These prolific bloomers flower early on old canes and again later on new growth. This reblooming heirloom Rose is hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 through 9. Growing 8-12 feet and has a spread of 5-7 feet in width. Tried and true heirlooms are easy to care for plants and have stood the test of time for good reason!

Planting and Application:

Fantasy and romance novels aside, where would you feature this beauty in your landscape? Perhaps you'll create a rose-bedecked arbor with cozy seating for two. Train up an arbor or trellis to feel like you are walking through a portal into a fantasy land right in your own backyard or create walls to screen off seating areas away from prying eyes with luscious deep red blooms!

Could this wrap around a She-Shed or garden breakfast nook? Providing shade while you sip tea and watch the bees hard at work? Add some lattice or trellis and train Dublin Bay to grow and hide the older walls of an outbuilding or hide an eyesore in the neighbor's yard. Even balcony and patio gardeners can enjoy these blossoms by training these Climbing Roses up supports inside a large planter or container in a location protected from the cold.

Any Rose garden needs one of these dramatic bloomers as a background plant or adding height among the rounded shrubs, and any garden becomes a pollinator and cut flower garden with their inclusion!

  • Semi-Double Deep Red Climbing Rose
  • Lightly Fragrant Reblooming Heirloom
  • Lush Dark Green Foliage
  • Prolific Blooming Strong Canes
  • Vertical Height, Color All Growing Season, Cut Flowers & Screening

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Even romance needs a little dependability, and that's what you'll love about this Climbing Rose! We know, that Rose care can seem like a tricky task to tackle, but we promise this Rose is as easy to care for as Roses come! Site selection is actually the most important aspect. Plant this lovely compact plant somewhere it can bask in the sun all day long for the best blooms! It's a real sun lover. Making sure the soil is well draining is important as well! Growing Roses in outdoor containers or in the ground requires a consistent schedule of supplemental moisture. Don't forget to add a thick layer of Mulch.

Climbing Roses are very easy to maintain and extremely disease-resistant! No need to worry about common Rose ailments anymore! Fertilize each spring with a slow-release or controlled-release fertilizer should do the trick and leave your shrub happier and healthier than ever.

How to Prune and Train Climbing Roses

Pruning should not be done during the first two to three years, since Climbing Roses need time to build flowering Rose canes. These structural canes will grow thicker for several years before it is time to replace them.

Spring Pruning and Structural Rejuvenation

Remember that spring pruning is most limited to removing broken branches, and dead tips or correcting the structure of the Climbing Roses. If you remove long canes and side branching you will be removing the first set of June flowers.

  1. Prune Roses in early spring just as you see new buds beginning to swell.
  2. Remove any dead, diseased, or damaged branches.
  3. Identify several new, younger, more vigorous canes to become the new structural foundation of your beautiful Climbing Rose.
  4. Remove the fattest, oldest canes out at the soil level, if possible and right after the first set of flowers finishes. Those canes will be replaced with new shoots that develop from the base. As these new, rapidly produced shoots elongate, you will want to direct, train, and tie them into the place you would like them to develop.

Summer Maintenance and Pruning

Horizontal branches produce the most flowers. Prune these secondary canes after flowering, because Climbing Roses bloom on last year's canes (old wood).

  1. Cut your secondary canes down to 6 - 8 inches above a bud after the first flush of flowers has finished.
  2. Trim the secondary canes back at 90 to 45-degree angles.
  3. Keep your structural support canes in place.

In colder regions it may be more difficult to maintain Climbing Roses, so choosing your planting site is important.

Winter protection is best for Roses grown in zones 7 and colder. Mulch is your best, more natural way to overwinter roses by mounding the dormant canes in late fall. Don't fall prune, rather instead wait until spring.

Read all you need about Rose pruning Roses Here, and about winterizing your Roses Here, and un-wintering Roses in Spring in our #ProPlantTips Garden Blog!

  • Full Sun
  • Almost Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture & Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Prune Very Early Spring
  • Disease Resistant Heirloom

You don't need to live another moment without this dramatic beauty in your life! Order a pair of Dublin Bay Climbing Roses for double the impact! But please hurry! Others are also searching for this marvelous selection, so order your romantic Dublin Bay Climbing Rose from NatureHills.com.

Rose Bush FAQs

Where Is The Best Place To Plant Rose Bushes?

Rose Trees need a protected location and prefer full sun and favor the drying power of the morning sun and flower best in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Choose a location in good, enriched soil that drains well and has good air circulation.

What Is The Best Month to Plant Roses?

You can plant Roses any time if you are able to provide enough consistent moisture and attention. While there is not a specific month that is best, generally because it changes with temperatures, climate and growing zone. However, the easiest times of the year to get Rose bushes established in your landscape are in spring after the last frost date, and in fall about 4-6 weeks before the first frost.

Do Roses Come Back Every Year?

Rose bushes are deciduous woody perennial shrubs and will return bigger and better each year.

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Make your life easier and your yard happier by shopping for Roses at NatureHills.com online nursery. You'll find a massive selection of Rose bushes for sale, including many lovely Tree-form varieties!

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Dublin Bay Climbing Rose Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rosa 'Dublin Bay'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 7 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes