3 to 4 inches across and jammed with velvety petals!
Great for the south!
Ah, what a romantic devil 'Don Juan' is! Huge, fragrant red blooms dangle from vigorous canes, banked by glossy dark green foliage. Quickly reaching 10 to 12 feet tall and 5 feet wide, this is the climbing rose you want draped over the patio wall, twining up the arbor, or festooning a large trellis. No wonder it's considered the standard red climber, by which all others are judged (and found wanting!).
If you saw these 3- to 4-inch blooms without the plant, you'd probably assume they were exhibition-quality hybrid teas. Packed with 30 to 35 petals and boasting a true red hue that won't fade, they are superb cutflowers. And the sight of a fully-blooming vine is astonishing -- no tiny, short-lived blossoms here!
'Don Juan' blooms in summer, achieving the best color in areas where the nights are warm. If you live (as I do) in a high-humidity climate, this is the climber you must have! But it's a fine northern performer too, hardy all the way through zone 4.
Plant 'Don Juan' in full sun and well-drained soil. The offspring of New Dawn x 'New Yorker,' it is a dependable and vigorous performer no matter where you live. If planting more than one for solid coverage, space 8 feet apart. Zones 5-10.
If roses were people, this one would be a show off
Janie Jurkiewicz from AL wrote (September 13, 2012):
Beautiful, beautiful rose. Huge and begs for attention, which it promptly receives...pretty hardy esp. in the hot and humid deep south.
Cl. Don Juan
BARBARA Rivers-Akins from IL wrote (June 15, 2012):
When I called customer service to ask about a cl. rose. the sales lady said I would really like the cl.don juan. It has lived up to her words. Now I want another one for the other side of my yard.
Don Juan Climbing Rose
nitanan from UT wrote (January 22, 2012):
I've had this rose for years, and I will never be without Don Juan! I bought it, after doing some research, as an eye-catching accent at the corner of the house, and it's perfect!. It blooms almost continually, the deep red color is the "perfect" red, the scent is intoxicating, and the hips are large. A bonus is that it doesn't turn "purple" as the blooms age. Very winter hardy in zone 6. Another perfect red rose is Europeana, which I planted at the base of Don Juan.