Blaze, Climbing Rose

With masses of red cup shaped blooms and a vigorous climbing habit, Blaze will make a wonderful addition to any garden that has the space to grow it.

The lovely cupped shaped blooms of Blaze
The lovely cupped shaped blooms of Blaze

A well established Blaze climber in full bloom is an impressive sight. These can easily reach heights of  5-6 meters (20ft) when they have the right conditions. While they can suffer from Blackspot, they seem to be fairly hardy with other diseases and are a good choice for growing up the side of a 2 storey house.

Blaze was introduced to the world in 1932 by Jackson and Perkins, and a few years later they gave us the Blaze Improved (a sport of the original Blaze). The improved version has more resistance to blackspot, and is sometimes classed as a Floribunda. This is probably the most common version of Blaze.

  • Class: Hybrid Multiflora
  • Origin: Breeder Joseph Kallay, marketed by Jackson & Perkins, 1932
  • Habit: Climbing
  • Blooms: Large, double, cup shaped. Little fragrace, and will repeat
  • Parentage: Pauls Scarlet Climber x Gruss an Teplitz
Blaze climber on a white picket fence
Blaze climber on a white picket fence