Introducing Big Ben Climbing Rose from New Zealand

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Posted on 01/04/2024

Discover Big Ben Climbing Rose Exclusively at Jackson & Perkins

In rose gardening, finding an elegant, internationally grown rose with a story to tell is rare. We're thrilled to introduce you to Big Ben climbing rose, a remarkable addition to our exclusive J&P Roses Around the World Collection. Not only beautiful but also popular and carrying the legacy and expertise of New Zealand-based growers.


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Unveiling Big Ben Climbing Rose

Big Ben was discovered by Colleen O'Connell and found its place in the prestigious John Ford family of roses from New Zealand. It's a rose that captures the essence of faraway lands and brings it straight to your garden. With its quick establishment and highly fragrant blooms, Big Ben is poised to become a cherished member of your garden.


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The World in Your Garden

Our J&P Roses Around the World Collection takes you on a journey across the globe without ever leaving your garden. These high-performance varieties are now available for the first time in the U.S., thanks to Jackson & Perkins. We take pride in offering these exceptional roses, bred for resilience, health, and unparalleled beauty.

“Proven in European gardens, this white climbing rose with strong fragrance and dark green glossy foliage nicely rounds out our 2024 climbing rose collection,” says Wes Harvell, Jackson & Perkins Rosarian.

Big Ben's Unique Characteristics

Big Ben is a climber with strong, arching canes that reach an impressive 8 to 10 feet in height. Its blooms appear in trusses of 3 to 7 tight buds, opening into 3- to 4-inch double blooms in a mesmerizing mix of white, cream, and yellow hues. The fragrance that wafts from these blooms is nothing short of enchanting, and they repeat their stunning display throughout the season, from late spring to late fall.

Versatile and Beautiful

Big Ben is a versatile climbing rose that can be grown in various ways. Whether you choose to train it on trellises, poles, arches, or pillars, allow it to climb along fences or walls, or let it cascade beautifully on its own, this rose is sure to make a statement in your garden.


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