Climbing Roses that Tolerate Shade

Climbing roses are a long standing favorite of gardeners. Their old fashioned charm and delightful fragrances are a must have for your garden. If you have a shaded garden, you may find climbing roses difficult to grow. Here are a few varieties that may flourish in your garden. Be aware that no roses will grow in a deeply shaded garden that receives no sun either directly or indirectly. These roses will tolerate low light, which means 4 hours of bright light or less per day.

Shropshire Lad

A variety of Iceberg rose, it may be grown in a bunch or trained to vine or trail. It is a strong, healthy rose with a fruity scent and medium peach colorings.

Alberic Barbier

A rambling white rose. This rose can grow and spread up to 20 feet and has an evergreen like foliage.


This is a summer flowering yellow rose. The blossoms will darken to a light orange as they age.

Alister Stella Gray

A repeat flowering rose, which is a popular feature for many gardeners. Flowers vary from a rich yellow to a rich pale cream color. It has a light fragrance.

Cecille Brunner

With blooms in sprays of blossoms of shell to light pink, it is a vigorous, repeat bloomer that will grow in a variety of conditions.

Danse du Fleur

One of the few red roses that can grown in a shaded garden. It has trusses of double red blossom that will repeat bloom throughout the growing season.