Don Juan Climbing Rose

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Scintillating Red Climber Don Juan Rose

  • Climbing Rose
  • Velvety Blooms Reach Four Inches Across
  • Deep Red Color That Doesn't Fade
  • Lavish, Cupped Form
  • 40 Petals per Bloom
  • Intensely Fragrant
  • Covered in Cutting Quality Blooms All Season
  • Long-Lasting Cut Flowers
  • Striking, Dark Green, Leathery Foliage

Classic Don Juan (Rosa 'Don Juan') is the standard by which all other red Climbing Roses are judged. He delivers robust deep red color, intense Old World fragrance and plenty of heavy, huge flower heads all season long!

The bold, velvety red petals stay true to their hue. Unlike other red Roses, they don't fade in hot weather. Oversized double blooms start in late spring and keep coming throughout the summer and fall. Lushly cupped, four-inch blooms are packed with up to 40 petals.

Fruity, tea-scented Don Juan blooms make excellent cut flowers. You'll be forgiven for mistaking them for exhibition-quality Hybrid Teas! Plant them somewhere where you'll appreciate their strong fragrance. This makes it so easy to cut a few to bring indoors.

They'll need support, so plan to install or utilize a trellis, wall or pillar. Plant Don Juan in full sun and it will reach its mature height quickly.

Don Juan Rose laughs off heat and humidity. He is also vigorous and cold-hardy, which makes him a spectacular garden Rose across much of the United States.

It is a repeat bloomer, too. Treat yourself and your guests to these super showy Don Juan Roses all summer!

Many breeders have tried to duplicate the success of the Don Juan Rose. "But can you improve on perfection?" he asks with a debonair smile.

It's all right to give in to temptation. Don't deprive your garden of this perfect Rose any longer! Reserve your order for Don Juan Climbing Rose from today before our inventory is gone.

We'll ship them to you when the time is right for planting in your area. Count on for exquisite Rose bushes.

How to Use Don Juan Climbing Rose in the Landscape

Set the stage for a thrilling summer with gorgeous red roses. Red looks fresh against pure white but looks very sophisticated juxtaposed with dark gray. Use a trellis to create a privacy screen or garden room divider. Train Don Juan Roses up to cover and you'll create a marvelous feature to enjoy for many years.

This treatment works so well in small space gardens. What else but a vine or Climbing Rose gives you so much color in such a small footprint?

People even combine Clematis vines with Climbing Roses. Take a look at NatureHills' extensive online catalog to mix and match your favorites. Be bold when styling this special selection. Imagine how wonderfully evocative a few Don Juan Roses would look covering a classic freestanding arbor up and over your front door.

Decorate a garden gate the same way! You'll elevate a "ho-hum, who cares" moment into an experience.

Install a classic Rose arbor with a built-in bench for a marvelous destination spot. Get creative to make this idea work on a rented balcony and you'll add some much-needed privacy, too!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Grow dashing Don Juan Roses in full sun. He needs at least six hours of sunlight a day to produce your season filled with red blooms. Give them well-drained soil. Rose roots do not tolerate standing water. Please install your support structure several inches away from any wall. Roses do best with plenty of air circulation.

Dig your planting hole twice as wide as the roots, but no deeper. Keep the soil level the same as we have grown at the nursery. Add Nature Hills Root Booster into the planting hole. The symbiotic ingredients never stop supporting the tiny feeder roots. Roses need a consistent schedule of water. They also flower best with a schedule of specialty Rose fertilizers.

Keep the roots nice and cool with a three-inch layer of mulch placed over the root zone. Pull it back away from directly touching the canes.

Overwintering Tips For Colder Zones

In late November, carefully take the longer canes down and lay them on the ground. Mulch over the remaining canes to protect them in winter.

Wait until spring to uncover these canes just as the plants start to come out of dormancy. Carefully put them back into place and pull the excess mulch away from the base of the plant.

Wait to remove any broken or diseased branches until early spring. Leave healthy green stems in place for best flowering.

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.

Dramatic Don Juan Rose is a dynamite addition to your flowering garden. Use one in a small space, or add an outstanding focal point with several...order your healthy, handsome Climbing Rose bushes today from!

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Don Juan Climbing Rose Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Botanical Name Rosa 'Don Juan'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Deep Red
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes