Don Juan Climbing Rose

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Great in Hot and Humid Climates Where Other Roses Struggle

Introduced in the late 1950s, Don Juan Climbing Rose has been a worldwide favorite ever since, never failing to impress with its waves of rich red and sweetly fragranced flowers. And as stunning as Don Juan Climbing Rose is on the vine, it makes the perfect gift as cut flowers.

Don Juan Climbing Rose is a prodigious climber quickly growing to heights of up to 10 feet and widths of up to 5 feet, this classic cultivar features deep red double blooms enriched with 30 to 35 velvety petals. The vigorous canes and glossy dark green foliage complete the ideal composition for arbors or trellises.

Magnificent when filled with large, fragrant blooms in the summer, Don Juan Climbing Rose shows its most dynamic color in climates with warm nights. Great in high humidity, Don Juan Climbing Rose is also prolific in cooler, drier climates.


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Genus Rosa
Zone 6 - 10
Bloom Start To End Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Climbing
Plant Height 8 ft - 10 ft
Plant Width 5 ft
Bloom Size 5 in
Petal Count 35
Additional Characteristics Arches, Award Winner, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Heirloom, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Red
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Flower Shape Cupped, Double
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Old Rose, Strong
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Cut Flowers, Landscapes, Vines and Climbers
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hawaii

Product Review Summary

Based on 5 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

March 26, 2020

Don Juan It All!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

First off, I am near Tampa, FL in zone 9b. In recent years with global climate change now a reality, I must say that the West side of my property is literally Hell on plants. Most everything plain burns to a crisp no matter the watering schedule. Out of 40+ rose bushes in my yard Don Juan is THE most beautiful, most fragrant, largest blooms (over 5 inches consistently), largest climber and requires little of my time. The only down side to this rose is that in spite of all the sunlight and heat, blackspot can leave the whole lower half of the 14' plant completely bare and bald of all leaves! I have sprayed and done all I can to be rid of blackspot but... No cigar! I have come to accept it's "nekkid" lower half simply because the rest of the plant is drop dead gorgeous! It literally stops traffic.

Beau from FL
September 08, 2016

Bloomed within the first few months!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

When I was researching this rose, I'd read it could be tricky and to give it plenty of time to bloom. I planted the bare roots in a container on my sunny deck (Zone 7) not expecting much. Well, this little beauty is thriving, always showing new growth and offering constant blooms. Watch out for Japanese Beetles, they'll eat this one alive.

Rachelle S. from VA
June 07, 2015

Love my Don Juans

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

A hearty, flourishing climbing rose that has already outgrown the trellis this year. LOVE the velvet-like texture of the petals and the thick layers of the bloom. Smells delicious! My favorite rose in my garden

Anna Harrington from TN
April 01, 2014

don juan rose

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Our two little Don Juan roses arrived after a long trip across the continent looking rather sad, but they were still moist. After trimming off the dead leaves and planting them, we worried that they wouldn't make it, but we were rewarded with healthy new growth on multiple little stems in about 10 days. It is amazing to me that these little plants are so hardy and ready to grow. We can see that they are indeed on their way to being the large climber we want.

the McCoys from CA
July 15, 2013

Beautiful roses

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

My aunt bought some roses from this company and they were beautiful! I came home and ordered 6 and can't wait to receive them.


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