Every once in a while, a new rose comes along that is totally unique to anything else around.
This months rose fits into this category by a country mile.
Striped roses are nothing new but there are few climbing roses that are striped and that is what makes Fourth of July so novel. Every bloom is different with splashes of red and white creating a great display in the garden. Very free flowering all summer long and there is even a noticeable fragrance to enjoy.
In New Zealand, Fourth of July is not a vigorous climber so more suited for a low fence or wall. You could also try growing it as a shrub rose but no matter which way you choose; you will be rewarded with an eye-catching display of blooms.
Bred where else but in the United States by Tom Carruth, Fourth of July was the first climber in 23 years to win the coveted AARS award. Closer to home, it also gained a Certificate of Merit at the NZRS trials in Palmerston North. If you want something different in your garden, grow Fourth of July.