Rambling Rose 'Ramblin' Red'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ramblin' Red
Additional cultivar information:(aka ' RADramblin')
Hybridized by Radler
Registered or introduced: 2001
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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Bloom Color:

Medium red (mr)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly


Trained to climb

Trained as rambler

Patent Information:


Other Details:

Stems are very thorny

Sets hips

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Smyrna, Georgia

Lake Park, Iowa

West Des Moines, Iowa

Mound, Minnesota

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Omaha, Nebraska

Belfield, North Dakota

Pekin, North Dakota

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

New Lisbon, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 19, 2012, TerryWR from Edmonton, Alberta ,
Canada wrote:

Definitely, one of the best roses I grow here in cold zone 3 Canada. 'Ramblin Red' is not hardy above the snowline in my climate, though I lay the canes down to the ground for winter and shovel snow over them. It has grown more like a large spreading shrub constantly in bloom during the growing season and also being very healthy ... really a very good quality rose!


On Jan 26, 2009, cakegarden from West Des Moines, IA wrote:

I have had this plant through two winters, and any cane loss was due primarily to rabbit damage. The plant recovered well, and looked great despite a location that could be just a couple of hours sunnier. No disease problems worth mentioning.


On Sep 28, 2008, kittykat4407 from Smyrna, GA wrote:

The Rambling Red Climber was my first rose, and I waited six months before I was able to pick it up. I placed it in a place of honor in my front garden where she would have full sun all year and be able to show her gorgeous blooms. At first, she took off and did well and repeatedly bloomed. However, the honeymoom was short lived and by mid-summer I noticed that there was nothing I could do to keep her from the black-spot and a bit of rust. I used fungicide and all the recommended treatments, but nothing really seems to help. She still blooms like nothing is wrong- the sweetheart- but her leaves look ugly :( It upsets me b-c everyone talks about how disease resistant she is, but I have since purchased a New Dawn and a Cecile Brunner (who were both a little weak when I saved them from the ho... read more


On Jun 25, 2006, samting from Pekin, ND wrote:

Ramblin Red survives zone 3 winters with lots of green wood--it blooms heavily --has the form of a hybrid tea and is lovely!!


On Jun 25, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Ramblin Red is similar to its parent, Henry Kelsey, except the color is a deeper true red and it has better disease resistance.

Ramblin Red Climbing Rose
Class: Rambler
Origin: USA
Flower Size: 3.5 in
Scent: Lightly Sweet
Bloom Season: June with good repeats all summer.
Mature Size: 10 ft
Hardiness: Zones 4 to 9
Description: A superb new selection with outstanding characteristics of health, vigor and repeat blooms all summer. this is a choice red climber!