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Joseph's Coat Climbing Rose


Everchanging Color on a Free-Flowering Climber

Can't decide between an orange, yellow, or red climber? Get all three (at once) with Joseph's Coat Climbing Rose, a classic variety that offers ever-changing color on floribunda blooms that repeat all season. A single cluster of buds and blooms brings you a rainbow of color that changes almost daily.

Joseph's Coat Climbing Rose begins its show with pointed ovoid buds of soft red. They open in small clusters all over this well-branched climbing rose. But as Joseph's Coat Climbing Rose opens, the petals turn bright tangerine orange. Boasting a sweet scent (faint but noticeable, especially in cut flowers), they open 4 inches wide, packed with up to 28 petals.

The orange hue only lasts a brief time, however. Soon the blooms are yellow with lipstick edges of bright red. Then they turn solid red, and remain that way until they pass. Incredible.

Joseph's Coat Climbing Rose blooms very heavily in early season, with all colors present not only on the shrub, but within every cluster of flowers. Then Joseph's Coat Climbing Rose repeats several times during the summer—quicker and more abundantly if the first flowers are cut or deadheaded promptly. When other roses give up their show for the season, this climber can still be found tossing out new buds.

Introduced in 1964, Joseph's Coat has stood the test of time beautifully. No other rose in the world is like it, with its bright primary colors and free-flowering ability. Joseph's Coat Climbing Rose makes a fine choice for threading through a fence, training up an arbor or trellis, or using as a formal pillar rose. Bred from Buccaneer x Circus, Joseph's Coat is reliably vigorous, season after season.

Care for this climbing rose as you would any other: the first two or three seasons, pamper Joseph's Coat Climbing Rose and prune it only to remove dead or dying wood. After that, cut Joseph's Coat Climbing Rose back by one-third each year. This will keep it from becoming leggy, increase its branching, and help it to set more buds and blooms each season. Joseph's Coat Climbing Rose will sport foliage and flowers almost right down to the soil if it is well tended. Make the most of Joseph's Coat Climbing Rose beauty in your landscape.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Rosa
Species hybrida
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Late Fall
Habit Climbing
Plant Height 10 ft - 12 ft
Plant Width 4 ft
Bloom Size 4 in
Petal Count 28
Additional Characteristics Arches, Bloom First Year, Free Bloomer, Pruning Recommended, Repeat Bloomer, Trellises
Bloom Color Multi-Color, Orange, Pink, Red, Yellow
Bud Shape Ovoid, Pointed
Flower Shape Cupped, Double, Ruffled
Foliage Color Dark Green, Glossy
Fragrance Light, Sweet
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Cut Flowers, Landscapes, Vines and Climbers
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, 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

November 02, 2019

Joseph's coat

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I bought 3 to climb in front of my house. I have ordered from other sellers but Jackson Perkins packaged and transported these roses with the greatest of care. They are large, healthy and when planyed in the fall, they established themselves quickly. I cannot wait to watch them grow and bloom.

Jo Ann Keeney from MO
January 24, 2018

Joseph's Coat Climbing Rose

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

One of my favorite roses! I had my rose for more than fifteen years and I had gotten many compliments and comments during those years!

Sandy Long from SC
January 24, 2018

Joseph's Coat Climbing Rose

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

One of my favorite roses! I had my rose for more than fifteen years and I had gotten many compliments and comments during those years!

Sheila Towers from IL
February 20, 2017

So Beautiful

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I'm not used to growing roses. I bought them last year as bare roots. The roots were very strong and they grew and flowered last year. They are already coming back (mild February).

Ines from VA

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Bare root roses are the most common form of roses for spring and early season planting, and come in two types: grafted and own root.

Grafted Bare root Roses
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Grafted roses, sometimes referred to as budded bare root roses, have roots that belong to a different variety of rose than the shoots. While the shoots will grow into the variety of rose you've selected, the root variety has been specially grown and developed for hardiness, improved resistance to common diseases, and improved resistance to certain weather conditions. The roots on any grafted rose you receive are usually already two years old, so they'll establish in your garden more quickly when planted.

Own root roses are grown from rose shoot cuttings and develop their own root system. Unlike grafted roses, both their roots and shoots come from the same variety of plant.

All Jackson & Perkins bare root roses are maintained in a suspended state of growth in our state-of-the-art wet cooler, so they'll be delivered to you with no foliage or blooms. The wet cooler has a uniform storage temperature set just above freezing and uses a fog system to provide consistent humidity of 100%, ensuring the roses remain fully hydrated and don't exit dormancy before leaving our facility. While you might see some variance in size, even within the same variety of bare root rose, all our roses meet the same rigorous standards of quality.

So, not sure which type of bare root rose you should choose? Don't worry, we've got that covered. We've researched which varieties of bare root roses grow better as grafted or own root, and both types can be planted in the early spring months, so just choose the variety of rose you're most interested in and get planting.

Though you might be surprised or intimidated when you receive a box of bare root roses filled with roots and shoots, rest assured, with the proper care, these little bundles will grow into stunning roses.

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Container roses are typically available in 2-quart sizes or larger and come with established foliage that may or may not have blooms. While bare root roses should generally be planted in early spring, container roses allow you quite a bit more flexibility in planting time, from spring all the way through fall in many zones. Fall can be a good season to plant container roses because it allows them enough time to establish themselves before cold or freezing temperatures arrive.

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Jackson & Perkins is one of the most recognized names in the gardening industry. In fact, for decades rose lovers have considered Jackson & Perkins synonymous with great roses. How has Jackson & Perkins earned this reputation? Simple, for over 100 years we have brought our customers the world's finest selection of roses.

Jackson & Perkins became a leader in the world of roses by producing dozens of award-winning roses. Jackson & Perkins has won more All-America Rose Selection awards than any other US company. In addition to the AARS awards, Jackson & Perkins has won numerous other awards, including the coveted Golden Rose of The Hague and the Royal National Rose Society’s President’s International trophy, among others.

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Today Jackson & Perkins offers over 200 varieties of roses that includes a broad selection of exclusive roses, historical favorites, and innovative genetics from hybridizers around the world. We have two seasons each year for roses. In the spring, we offer bare root rose bushes, bare root 36” trees, 24” patio trees, and container grown roses. Our fall season is all bush roses, and they are available in 2QT and 1GL containers.

Whether you are new to roses or are an experienced rosarian, our online store has rose varieties for you. Our website is packed with information. You will find each rose fully described and lots of articles and videos that will help answer all your questions. Our call center staff have decades of experience and are just a phone call away.

Jackson & Perkins is here to help you in every way on your rose-growing journey.  There is no other plant in the garden that comes in more colors, fragrances, shapes, or forms, or performs as many functions than roses do.

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