Dublin Bay Rose (Rosa ‘Dublin Bay’)
Dublin Bay Rose
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 goodly 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!
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!
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.
Early each spring, after the last frost of the year has passed, it’s always a good idea to prune. Climbing Roses require external support, so use stretchy landscape ties or old pantyhose. Select several canes to become the structural foundation of your beautiful Rose. Each year, you’ll prune most of last year’s growth back in early spring above a nice, fat bud. Keep the structural canes in place. Allow these new secondary canes to fill out each year. Horizontal branches produce the most flowers, so tie the secondary canes at 90 to 45-degree angles when you can.
You don’t need to live another moment without this dramatic beauty in your life!
|Common name||Dublin Bay Rose|
|Botanical name||Rosa 'Dublin Bay'|
|Height||8 - 12 ft.|
|Width||5 - 7 ft.|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||Early Spring|