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Winner's Circle™ Climbing Rose

Item #28054, 4" Pot.
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An all-around beauty. This vigorous plant produces bushels of 3-5" non-fading, fire engine red flowers. In fall, watch for burgundy foliage and bright orange hips. Cold-tolerant. Disease-resistant. Reaches 6-8' tall and 3-4' wide. Blooms in summer. May be covered by USPP #19,310 or other patents. Radwin cultivar.

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Bloom Color Red
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.0
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 6 - 8' tall x 3 - 4' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 3 - 4' apart to ensure room for growth.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow roses in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
So I would get free shipping and it's beautiful
Mark B on Oct 18, 2020
Because it was developed by William Radner who is a genius with roses.
Debbie B on Sep 14, 2020
So I would get free shipping and it's beautiful
Mark B on Oct 18, 2020
Marsha C on Sep 25, 2020
Because it was developed by William Radner who is a genius with roses.
Debbie B on Sep 14, 2020
I like climbing roses.
Guest V on Aug 26, 2020
Have purchased some before and really like them
GUDRUN S on Aug 14, 2020
the rabbits wont eat it
Yolanda H on Jul 28, 2020
Vicki P on Jun 24, 2020
I have these already
Jim G on Jun 13, 2020
should look good where i intend to plant it. We had a red climbing rose many years ago
Ronald T on May 30, 2020
Climber appropriate for zone 4 or 5. I lost a climber rose last year due to weather.
Anne M on May 27, 2020
Moved in Texas 2010. n fell in love with these knock out Rose's An lost many relatives as my Mother n sister this past year n many of these colors r their favorite..So in of them I'm making a rose garden
Patricia P on May 21, 2020
MARY M on May 11, 2020
always wanted the climbing roses
shirley D on Apr 22, 2020
Wanted a good climber. Also has rose hips to make tea.
Tammy C on Apr 17, 2020
Like it
Abbas K on Apr 12, 2020
Abbas K on Jan 18, 2020
Because I love the double bloom and they are disease resistant.
Dianne G on Mar 20, 2019
Long lasting, intense red!
Diana B on Mar 8, 2019
It was hard to find a red climbing rose in the place I live.
Andreea K on Apr 22, 2018
I just purchased an amazing trellis and wanted a climbing red rose the same as my mother had to highlight that part of my garden.
Judith d on Jun 3, 2016
Needed another climbing rose for home
mike r on Apr 27, 2016
I have been shopping for a climbing rose. This one looks nice. I also wanted to have only one order for shipping purposes.
Mary S on Mar 1, 2016
Marsha C on Sep 25, 2020
I like climbing roses.
Guest V on Aug 26, 2020
what does it need to climb on?
Nancy on Jun 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I just planted it this spring. It is going to climb on an arbor I have for the
entrance to my garden. You can teach it to grow up anything. Tie the branches
the direction where you want them to grow.
will these roses do well trained along a 4' chain link fence spaced about 10 to 15 feet apart?
Mark P on Jun 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Breeder Star roses say this rose grows 10'-12' tall. So you want the rose to go up at least 4' to 5' before it turns sideways to go along your fence. I recommend no more than 10' apart. I would probably space them at 6' to 8' apart and have them join and overlap each other for better coverage. My Winners Circle roses are only 4' to 5' tall and standing straight up (so far) and this is the second Summer for them against trellis' on a south wall. So far, so good. Beautiful red clusters of roses.
How often does "winners circle" climbing rose rebloom, and when? I am in hardiness zone 7.
Jean S on Jun 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm in zone 8A and my yellow climbing rose was more active than the red the first year. The second year the red has been catching up quickly. I'm very happy with all of the knockout roses I planted. Very hardy and prolific bloomers. I fertilize in April and June with rabbit poop and worm castings. They seem to love it. Hope this helps.
do they bloom all summer long ?
Rick H on Jun 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are continuous bloomers. The first two years in the ground mine were slow to grow. This year they are finally sending up shoots that I can begin tying off on to the arbor.
Is it fragrant?
Deya R on Mar 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this climbing rose bush is very fragrant and also very hardy.
Plus, as they say in the description, the blooms do not fade, and the plant is
very attractive in the fall also, with the bright orange hips.
Will the climbing rose adhere to the trellis or does it need to be tied to it?
Nancy on Mar 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I had to wrap it around where I wanted it to go. Sometimes it came off but because I didn't have a tie with me I placed it back. At the time it hadnt grown out enough. This year it should be long enough. So I would say tie for now.
RICK C on Aug 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Only slight, I will say though that these look healthy, still blooming and no black spot or rust. They are own root, took a bit longer to get larger but worth it.
Is late Oct not too late for planting at 6B?
shirley m on Oct 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees:
1) when the ground is not frozen.
2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F.
3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Why is Winner???s Circle prohibited in my zip code?
Maggi S on Jul 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately this happens to be a product that has state or county agricultural regulations, which prohibit shipment. Sometimes there are local/regional quarantines put in place to halt the spread of certain plant diseases, which does not happen often. While these regulations may change in the near future, we apologize that we cannot ship this item to you at the present time.
Are the winner's circle climbing roses own-root or grafted?
Randy H on May 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. The roses are not grafted as they are from rooted cuttings.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Hi, I am Planning on Planting a Climbing Roses next to a Propane Line about 2 Feet away from the Ground that the Propane Line is at. Would this be Alright or Not ?
Andrew R on May 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: As long as the propane line is solid not flex copper should be fine
If it???s flexible copper I wouldn???t plant anything too close to it
Im looking for a climbing rose for clay soil?
Cheryl R on Apr 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: yeah that's what I have. Clay soil. I planted that rose in May 2017 (I live in upstate NT and omg it is beautiful. It has grown to be 5' tall, and gives gorgeous flowers for a very long time, and it survived the nasty winters.

Customer Reviews

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Bad Shape when received
This plant was barely alive when received and was very slow to revive and grow. This year has been a bit better and has flowered.
August 6, 2016
over 5 years ago
Winners Circle Climbing Roses
I purchased these roses to plant in my courtyard They are amazing and beautiful. Easy to maintain I cut them back in the fall and in the spring they grow like wild fire ! I live in the southwest So far they have not had any insects on them. I would recommend buying these beautiful roses!
May 6, 2016
over 6 years ago
Very nice climber.
I can not remember when I purchased this rose. But as I speak it already has blooms and is three feet tall. This company is great for plant lovers.
May 10, 2017
over 3 years ago
I really love the yellow and red roses. They are doing real well and climbing everywhere.
September 2, 2016
over 5 years ago
The best!
I am amazed at this rose, the beautiful, abundant flowers and how quickly it has grown into a large shrub. Exactly what I wanted.
August 4, 2016
over 5 years ago
Winners Circle roses are real winners.
This is the second year for my 2 Winners Circle climbing roses. They stayed small last year and didn't bloom. This year they are taking off and so far, are about 2 feet tall and large almost single, deep red roses everywhere. Winners Circle is turning out to be a real winner.
May 18, 2016
over 5 years ago
Winners Circle Rose
So far it is doing real well. Got it last year as a tiny sprig and I was sure it was going to poop out. However a year later it going strong and blooming continuously. We will be going into our hot and humid. Georgia weather soon so will be watching it closely. I think it may be a winner??????
May 10, 2016
over 5 years ago
Brilliant blooms
This is the first year for these roses. They seem to be adequately rooted and are now beginning to climb. I am enjoying their hardiness and color. Can't wait for them to take off.
July 18, 2017
over 4 years ago
Beautiful roses-easy to maintain
We are new to gardening. These roses are beautiful and require little work. If we can keep them alive and blooming, you can too!
May 28, 2017
over 4 years ago
50% satisfied
I bought 2 of the climbing roses bushes. One is keeps growing and blooming 2 or 3 times a season. The other grew about 4 foot and stopped. It has done nothing. The rose bushes are planted about 5 feet from one another. Not sure what is causing the problem
July 6, 2017
over 4 years ago