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Ramblers - repeat, long-lasting bloom

Rambling roses from Lubera

At the beginning of the 20th century, an interesting new group of roses was created with the rambling roses (ramblers). The name originates from the English word 'ramble'...and in this section we will talk more about the repeat flowering rambling roses.

Rambler rose Ghislaine de Féligonde (in a large container)

Repeat-flowering rambler rose in salmon pink

£23.40 *

Rambler rose Malvern Hills®

Repeat-flowering rambler rose with small, yellow flowers

From £20.40 *

Rambler rose Perennial Blue®

Repeat-flowering rambler rose in pink-violet

From £23.40 *

Rambler rose Snow Goose®

Repeat-flowering rambler rose with pure white flowers

From £25.40 *

Rambling rose Mortimer Sackler®

Repeat-flowering rose with very few prickles and a healthy habit

From £25.40 *

Rambling rose The Albrighton

Repeat-flowering rose, light pink flowers with a decent, musk fragrance

From £25.40 *


More information about repeat flowering rambling roses

The word 'ramble' stands for 'wandering' and is an allusion to the impressive growth behaviour of many rambler varieties. By crossing two Chinese rose varieties, the rambling roses have flexible, long and soft shoots and with this characteristic, they form beautiful bands of flowers on all kinds of objects. As wild rose hybrids, they appeal especially to lovers of natural gardens. For a long time, rambling roses were considered an insider tip, but in recent years they have increasingly found their way into our gardens. Whoever has seen them in full bloom, e.g. on an old fruit tree, will remain deeply impressed. Besides trees, they also decorate fences, pergolas, house facades and obelisks. In addition, they often exude a wonderful rose scent and have decorative rosehips in autumn. Repeat flowering rambling roses combine the charm and fragrance of old roses with the flowering ability of modern roses. They appear densely bushy and remain somewhat smaller than other representatives of this group. Single-flowering rambling roses like to grow into tall trees - they have medium to strong growth.



Repeat flowering rambling roses from the Lubera garden shop

Have a look around in our Lubera assortment and choose the most beautiful rambler roses for your dream garden/rose garden. You can even experience their flowering spectacle on the balcony or terrace because they also do well in large containers. If a rambler rose is desired, but thorns are more of a nuisance, ‘Mortimer Sackler’ is the appropriate variety. ‘Perennial Blue’ quickly covers larger areas and forms semi-double flowers in pink to purple, which smell wonderful. ‘Snow Goose’ inspires with a multitude of small, white flowers that have yellow centres.


How do these roses grow?

Rambling roses can grow bushy and creeping. In contrast to climbing roses, rambling roses show a multitude of small flowers in lush flower clusters. While climbing roses have larger flowers, form few shoots and tend to grow straight upwards, ramblers are very adaptable with their flexible shoots.



Most rambler roses also grow well in semi-shade - some even on the north side. They are basically not the classic sun worshippers like other roses, however the long shoots of the plant should get plenty of light.

The soil should be nutritious, humus-rich, permeable and not too acidic - perhaps lime should be added. In principle, it is important to give the rambling roses sufficient space because due to their size they also require a large root space in the long run. The distance to the object to be covered should be about one metre. The more airy a location is, the more comfortable the rose feels, as this allows its leaves to dry out quickly. Dig a generously sized planting hole and enrich it with a humus-rich substrate (add compost). Attention: do not plant on an old rose site!

As container roses, they can be planted all year round - but the best time to plant your rambling rose is in early spring or autumn.


In a container

Repeat flowering rambling roses can be grown in containers. However, the plant container should be very large (at least 30 litres).



If your rose has survived the first few months well watered, it will become less demanding in terms of water requirements over time. On a wall (with a roof overhang) you should ensure that your rose receives enough water. Never water the rose petals!



The rose should receive fertiliser in the spring when budding begins. To ensure that the new shoots are well lignified and do not freeze until winter, the last dose of fertiliser should be applied at the end of July. Good fertilisers are compost, horn shavings, coffee grounds or the special rose fertiliser from Lubera.


Climbing aid

Rambling roses usually wind their way up objects with their shoots (and spines) without climbing aids. However, a climbing aid on smooth walls is necessary.


Pruning repeat flowering rambling roses

In contrast to the single flowering varieties, repeat flowering rambling roses show their fullness of flowers on the young shoots. They are carefully pruned once in the spring before the first budding. It is the very long shoots that make these roses so attractive. They should be cut back, especially in the first years, to achieve strong branches. Older rambling roses, on the other hand, can only receive a maintenance pruning in early spring, which serves to remove weak or dead shoots. You should always remove any dead shoots to stimulate the formation of new flowers.

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