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White Lady Banks Rose: thornless! A vigorous climber with rich green foliage on nearly thorn-free slender branches. Miniature, double, white blooms have a slight fragrance and are quite profuse. Bursts into bloom in spring to early summer; does not repeat bloom. Evergreen in milder climates. A fine climber for arbors. Zones:6-9

from The Garden Glove

5 Roses – 5 Solutions!

High Traffic (Thornless or almost thornless Roses)_ When planting roses in a high traffic area, one of your top concerns is safety. Try the Zephirine Drouhin Climbing Rose. This rose is a climber, has long, thornless canes packed with repeat blooming bright pink flowers all summer. ...easy care and sweet smelling. ...old rose variety, but still one of the best. Great rose to grow over a porch or arbor. and it will grow in shade! Hardy zones 5-9.


A Shropshire Lad - Climbing Rose by David Austin - pretty much a classic. Very fragrant, with a fruity tea rose scent. Disease resistant, repeat flowering and - I was surprised to learn - almost thornless.


Sterling Silver, Sterling Silver is the true and original lavender rose, being nearly thornless, and having a sweet and citrusy fragrance. The parent or ancestor of nearly every single modern lavender variety today. May need a little TLC the first 2 - 3 years; however once it becomes established it is a fabulous rose.

from Country Living

The Best Climbing Roses

best climbing roses.. New Dawn. I love this rose. I have one in my garden. if you can't find them at your local gardening or plant shop, you can get them where I order my antique roses from I also get my Zephirine Drouhin here too. it's thornless and soo soo fragrant.