Fourth of July™ Climbing Rose

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Large blooms, superb fragrance, and great adaptability

All-America Rose Selections (AARS) Winner 1999

You may not see fireworks, but you'll love the explosion of color displayed in Fourth of July™, an All-America Rose Award winner and popular favorite. This fragrant repeat-bloomer is considered one of the best roses introduced in the last few decades.

The child of Roller Coaster x Altissimo, Fourth of July was the result of three years of formal trials, an unusually long period generally reserved for special cultivars. The time proved well worth it when it won an AARS Award in its debut year, the first climber to win such an honor in a quarter century.

With clusters of bright white, semidouble flowers accented by deep red stripes, Fourth of July may be closer than any other rose of resembling an American Flag. Featuring between 10 and 16 velvety petals, the 4-inch blooms contain an intoxicating fragrance, fittingly much like that of freshly baked homemade apple pie. Especially vigorous early in the season, they repeat throughout the entire summer. The reblooming begins the first year.

No matter your region of the country—North, South, East or West—Fourth of July shows uniform vigor and flower color. The climbing canes stretch 10 to 14 feet in length, a great size for walls, pergolas and trellises. Superb with other climbers or clematis in the garden, too. Disease resistant, it provides a consistent presence.

This great celebration of summer with its classic red striping and apple pie aroma, stands out brightly against healthy, dark-green foliage—much like fireworks unfurling against the dark, July night sky.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Rosa
Species hybrida
Variety WEKroalt
ppaf PP11,518
Zone 6 - 9
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Climbing
Plant Height 10 ft - 14 ft
Plant Width 24 in - 6 ft
Bloom Size 4 in
Petal Count 16
Additional Characteristics Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Flower, Fragrance, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Red, White
Bud Shape Long, Pointed
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Apple, Moderate
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Outdoor, Vines and Climbers
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Hawaii, Idaho, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 4 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

December 18, 2018

Beautiful and hardy

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I purchased this unique climber last spring. Vigiourous, beautiful, hardy and easy to care for. This spring I'm going to transfer this climber to my arbor in front of my house to show off it's unique beauty and fabulous fragrance. I've never seen any climber to match this. I love It!

Denise Hayes from TN
April 22, 2018

Fine rose for zone 9 but has yellowing leaves

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I have had this rose for about three years. One year in one spot and then moved a couple of years ago to a better spot. The first spot ended up being to shady for this rose. In the first year I had yellowing of the leaves and also since afterwards. I used JP Rose fertilizer to help with the yellowing but it still yellows. I finally decided to live with it. Not sure how to keep it from yellowing, seems kinda particular. The only thing I can say though, that this year their is already a ton of flowers on my rose.

Rowan from CA
May 24, 2017

One of our Favorites

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

We ordered the 4th of July rose years ago when we lived in Oklahoma. So we are excited to have it again here in Illinois. Hopefully, it will be as hearty as the first time. It is one of our favorite plants and you can only get it at Jackson & Perkins. It did take longer than we expected but it was okay because we had so much rain and flooding we would not have been able to plant it. Now we are just waiting for the ground to dry out a bit.

from IL
May 19, 2017

Even more beautiful in person

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I bought 2 of these last year to climb up my shed. My reaction upon seeing the blooms was WOW! It has been a vigorous grower and is such a great splash of color. I am back this year to purchase an additional one as a gift.

Barbara from IL

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