Can someone recommend a pretty climber that would do well in a zone 4. Preferably not red.
Zone 4 Climber?
Golden Showers is a nice yellow climber that is hardy to zone 4. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/948/
Kiss of Desire is a nice pink. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/122709/
Joseph's Coat might be hardy to zone 4. Some sources mention 4, others mention 5. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/367/
Seven Sisters has several shades of pink at going for it. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2305/
Paul's Himalayan Musk Rambler is light pink color. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/64797/
Seminole Wind is another pink climber. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/64871/
Peggy Martin, another pink. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/170799/
Hope that helps!!
I live in Zone 5 and tried to keep Golden Showers going 3 times, no dice. Joseph's Coat, not even close, acts like Zone 6. Victorian Memory is zone 4, John Cabot, Darlow's Enigma, and Laguna is techically Zone 5 but thrives without extra protection. Another thing you can do is wrap the roses in burlap, just one layer plus mulch.
We're on the border of zone 4 and zone 5 in Maine. Sky's the Limit is a lovely butter yellow that has done well, although the canes often die back and it has to start over. Likewise Climbing Westmoreland a lovely orangey yellow. When the canes die back the new ones alway produce roses by late June.
New Dawn, a nice shell pink, produces canes that don't die back.
This message was edited Jun 29, 2012 9:43 PM