Dublin Bay, Fantastic Climbing Red Rose
Dublin Bay really is a great climbing rose. Very hardy, and it’s a true red rose…not like some of the washed out varieties that you see. It’s lightly perfumed with a repeat flowering later in the season.
One thing that I like about Dublin Bay – it’s not prone to the black discoloration on the petals, that you often see on darker red roses.
This is a distant relative of “New Dawn”, which is a lovely pale pink rose, and a firm favorite of mine (one of Altisimos’ parents was New Dawn).
Back in 2010, I took about a dozen cutting of Dubin Bay. Every one of them struck, and today these are in friends gardens, all doing well. So it really is a good strong healthy rose that is easy to propogate with cuttings.
- Class: Floribunda, Cl., Large-Flowered Climber.
- Availability: Commercially available
- Origin: 1975 by Samual Darragh McGredy IV.
- Bloom: Medium red blooms. Mild fragrance. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
- Habit: Climbing growth habit. Height of 8′ to 12′ (245 to 365 cm).
- Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
- Parentage: Bantry Bay x Altissimo