roses for my new arbor

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I’d like to grow climbing roses up an arbor over my garden gate. Pale pink ones. Its fun to think about variety. I think my favorite is Eden (also known as Pierre de Ronsard). A modern French rose with an old fashioned look. “The flowers are huge and cup-shaped and very heavy. The buds are light green and develop into creamy white almost cabbage looking and later cup-shaped flowers with a delightful blush pink center. As the flower ages they turn almost white.”

‘Eden’ rose
'Eden' rose Eden

Other nice roses are ‘New Dawn’ and the David Austin rose ‘Sombreuil’
Eden Eden

Other nice David Austin climbers are ‘St. Swithun’ and ‘Mortimer Sackler’
Eden Eden

I wonder how it would look to have ‘Eden’ on one side of the gate and ‘Sombreuil’ on the other. It seems from the pictures that their colors compliment each other.

‘Sombreuil’ description: “The flowers have many petals arranged in the form of flat, quartered rosettes. They are creamy white, sometimes with a hint of pink at the centre, and have a delicious tea scent. A hardy rose that repeat flowers well; in fact, we know of no other old variety that produces better flowers in autumn. 12ft.”

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