Dublin Bay®

Type: Climbing Roses

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Bred from 'Bantry Bay' and 'Altissimo'. Here is just about the finest modern red climber with rich green foliage grown throughout the world. It is covered from spring until frost with clusters of beautiful, velvety red, semi-double 4" blooms and 12+ petals.

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Additional Info

Additional Info

Alternate Name(s) Grandhotel
Specifc ARS Score 8.5
Bloom Type Clustered, Semi-Double
Breeder Code MACdub
Characteristics Fragrance, Shade
Specific Color Red
Country of Origin Ireland
Fragrance Lightly Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s) 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Patent # No
Rebloom Continual Blooming
Shade Tolerant Yes
Approximate Size 9 '- 12' X 6' - 8'
Year 1975


Customer Reviews (9)

Shade tolerant in the southReview by Nana
In zone 8b where the summer sun is intense and the humidity causes fungus on everything, this rose bloomed continuously till the first hard freeze and grew 8 ft tall disease free in a spot that got no sun till afternoon. It has a wonderful smell that is not overpowering. The color is a true red without variations from bloom to bloom. Highly recommend! (Posted on 11/11/2018)
top marksReview by susan
they bloomed 1 month after receiving them great look and color I will purchase more later next year (Posted on 11/8/2018)
wonderful rosesReview by susan
got my Dublin Bay and my CL iceberg about 2 + months ago and I have finally planted them in my back garden area both are blooming quite well and they are on the outside of a arbor I put up about 1 week ago I replaced the dirt from the hole with good planting soil so they will get a good start for the winter. next year I will order 2 more from heirloom roses and they will go also in the garden area with an arbor. wish me luck
(Posted on 8/30/2018)
The shade issueReview by husbear
Regarding what others have said about Dublin Bay not reaching its full growth potential in shade, I've certainly found that to be true and if I ever relocate mine will put it in full sun rather than the partial shade it's currently in. I've had mine three seasons now and its longest cane is still less than 48 in. On the other hand, it does TOLERATE shade very well, and has been healthy and happy in my zone 6b garden, producing its gorgeous roses on a regular basis througout the growing season. For some reasons the deer, rabbits and insects that decimate my other roses never touch it, which is definitely a plus. (Posted on 7/14/2018)
A gorgeous vivid true red which in most direct light appears as deep velvet.Review by Antony
In Zone 9 she is a beauty. Living in the hills above San Francisco this eye-popping red rose has no sign of mildew, leaf curl, virus, or yellowing. The crisp bright grren leaves add to the drama of the visual effect of this brilliant red flower. We alll know ‘red roses’ (and I worked in the Tournament of Roses in Pasadena); visitors stop instantly, inquiring “What is that stunner? Yes...I’m buying more! (Posted on 6/19/2018)
So far, so good!Review by Dennis
I planted 2 of these last year in late spring along two metal trellises on either side of the entrance to my front porch. The location is facing South and gets sun All Day.

I was surprised they were able to establish their root system and still have time to put on 10-15 pretty red roses on each plant. (The roses seemed to stay pretty for a Long Time, too!)

I 'only' gave it 4 stars initially, not because I'm not well-pleased with them, but because This Year should tell just how prolific they really are. I am looking forward to continued progress! (Posted on 3/21/2017)
Shade tolerant?Review by Laura
Bought two of these to be climbers. Very slow growth for both. Wondering how many hours of sun per day they need. Finally, year 2, they have buds showing color. One is still just over a foot tall. Neighboring David Austin roses are newer, much larger and more robust. Maybe they don't like marine influence! (Posted on 5/24/2016)
great beauty!Review by alice
I am living in the City of Roses--Portland,'OR .I've had this rose in a big pot for three years now.The second year it produced lots of beautiful big red blooms. This year,so far I have counted six new buds,I cut it way back in the early spring and it's doing fine in its new home.Same pot,fertilized,good soil,water from nature and mulched;cross fingers. (Posted on 4/14/2016)
it is not shade tolerantReview by nataliya
two years and still rather small. The first year it did bloom several times, good size flowers, pretty red... Last summer the 15" "bush" did not add any volume and rather seamed even smaller. So I replanted it in the sunny part of my garden later in the fall. Will update in the spring-summer 2015. (Posted on 2/20/2015)

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