Don Juan

Type: Climbing Roses

Produces scores of wonderful large, rich, dark velvety-red, double, cupped 4" blooms with a wonderful tea/fruity fragrance. 40+ petals. One of the finest of the red climbers. Dark green, glossy, leathery foliage. Striking planted against a white fence. Makes a good cut flower.

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $38.00

Special Price $30.40

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Additional Info

Alternate Name(s) No
Specifc ARS Score 8.2
Bloom Type Cupped, Double
Breeder Code No
Characteristics Cutting, Fragrance, Shade
Specific Color Dark velvety red
Country of Origin Italy
Fragrance Very 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 8' - 10' X 6'
Year 1958


Customer Reviews (14)

Incredible RoseReview by MomPerson
When I bought Don Juan I knew it would be a red rose, after all, what other color could a rose named "Don Juan" be? It wasn't long before a bud snuck into existence and while it took a nice long while for it to open, when it did I was shocked at the DEEP, DEEP dark red, velvety color of the petals. The shape of the rose was exquisite! There was nothing left to be desired except for size and fragrance. Many of my Heirloom roses which claimed fragrance, did not have any fragrance at first. Also, this rose was about 11/2" in size but otherwise perfect. I can't wait to see what the turn of the season will bring! (Posted on 10/30/2017)
Kept their promiseReview by Don Juan
I bought these roses for my container garden in New York. I read about the roses and the blossomed as described. I planted them in spring and I’ve had a succession of blooms. They are lush, red, large, sturdy roses that smell like cherry ice Pops and look like velvet. Since I planted them, they’ve grown about 3 feet. Great quality. Wish I had more space otherwise I’d have many more. (Posted on 10/14/2017)
Great roseReview by Chappy
Purchased this rose in late spring because it had been out of stock. Used the fish fertilizer and it took off like crazy. It is well over 8 feet and has had many small roses. Very flagrant. I am looking for another spot in my yard so I can grow another one next year. It is a great rose bush. (Posted on 10/10/2017)
excellent serviceReview by Andreea
Beautiful rose, has a good fragrance. My first rose died, but Heirloom roses sent me another one, and this one is doing great! Thank you for your replacement , I appreciate very much your service and dedication to your customers! (Posted on 10/7/2017)
Beautifully fragrant and rich colorReview by Serendipity367
Admittedly this is only the second Rose bush I've ever purchased as am just starting out on my quest to have a full rose garden to keep me busy after my children are grown.
I purchased two plants, one went into an oversized container and the other went into the ground. Both are within 5 feet of one another, however, the one in the ground has grown leaps and bounds over the one in the container.
Regardless of size, both are exceptional bloomers with deep red, large, fragrant blooms.
I've had to deal with black spot here in central North Carolina but spraying every 2 weeks seems to keep it at bay.
Certainly a great rose for a beginner! (Posted on 9/15/2017)
Sultry colorReview by Wendy
Second year in after a fall planting, and had to compete with a mountain of nasturtiums that resulted in a 'what the heck?" seed toss. Still put out roses and managed to give me a couple feet of growth. Very delicious color. Heady scent. Must have. (Posted on 8/30/2017)
on the fenceReview by Icetsarina
I just put these in a couple of months ago and am being asked to review. I can say they made it through a very cool wet spring. They have greened up and I have seen a few small roses. I put these two climbers in at the same time I put in the Oranges and Lemons climber. That climber is a four foot already and bursting with blooms. I am thinking this one is just a slower grower. I hope! (Posted on 6/9/2017)
Excellent climbing red roseReview by Phil
I have grown several of these in Augusta, GA, zone 7a for 4-5 years. If treated to reasonable care these will perform wonderfully. The color is all one could ask for and the fragrance is strikingly strong. We have a very hot and humid climate and there is no question, but that any rose grown here will eventually display Black Spot fungus infection. The answer is to set up a periodic spray program and keep the beds cleaned of dead leaves. This rose tolerates black spot as well as any in my experience and rotating your fungicide type will help insure that resistance does not arise. Highly recommended!
(Posted on 12/22/2016)
Stunning Review by Kelsey
Truly a beautiful rose that is a dark rich red color. I have it growing along a white archway and the color contrast is eye catching! This was my first time planting roses, so it's proof that this rose is very hardy and anyone can grow it! (Posted on 5/22/2014)
A Perfect Red, in the Right ClimateReview by Steve
I've grown Don Juan in two locations: in zone 6b New Jersey, and in the mountains of Arizona zone 7b. In flower, it is the most perfect red rose imaginable. It is well-formed, dark red, velvety, and fragrant. The plant does require good conditions, though. In New Jersey it perished from black spot. In Arizona, it did better, but it also perished from spring freeze-thaw cycling. Those who garden in dry climates where there is no blackspot, where there is also no winter, and where spring creeps slowly and gently into summer may find this the perfect short red climbing rose. Others will probably find it just a little too difficult to cultivate. (Posted on 4/19/2014)
Excellent choiceReview by Phil
I have several of these roses. I cannot speak highly enough about Don Juan as a climbing red rose. We live in zone 8a and have very hot moist summers and occasionally a severe freeze in the winter. In the 4 years that I have had these roses they have flourished without a pause. The first bloom this Spring has been nothing short of dramatic! We have black spot here. (As does everyone, I suspect.) A spraying of a fungicide (Daconil) every 3-4 weeks keeps them happy and even when I get behind they seem to tolerate the issue with ease. I fertilize only once a year as the roses are in a very rich, but well drained soil. We water with a drip irrigation system three times a week. These roses never seem to tire of blooming and grow like crazy. In 4 years they have completely covered the walls of a shop building and a 40 ft. Conex box. The blooms are a beautiful DARK RED and they have a delightful fragrance. I cannot imagine what more one could want in a red climbing rose. (Posted on 4/17/2014)
LOVE this rose!Review by DaisyCat68
I am new to rose gardening (few years) and though many of my roses look beautiful for short periods, I have a non-stop fight with Japanese beetles & black spot, even on roses that claim to be resistant. I planted DJ two years ago and can't believe how lovely it looks, it's prolific and tall, the blooms last a long time & are VERY fragrant! It is completely ignored by the beetles and doesn't get black spot. Honestly, it behaves like my Knockout rose--virtually maintenance-free! I think they are somewhat shade tolerant, so I am going to plant more. (Posted on 12/17/2013)
The best red climber there is!!!Review by Sharon from Nebraska
I planted my Don Juan in the spring of 2012. We had a horrible drought along with temps at about 100 degrees for 6 weeks that summer but it bloomed with the most beautiful dark red, fragrant, non fading roses ever. It was spectacular this year again and is about 7' tall, which is amazing considering our winters. It has been disease free so far. I love the roses from Heirloom Roses. (Posted on 10/14/2013)
DONT GIVE UP Review by Amy
I recently purchased two of these beautiful climbers on 5/30/2013. Got these in the mail and didnt have much hope they looked anorexic but to my amazement I still planted them and WOW It is now June 26,2013 and they have really taken off!! I have one bud that is formed on each plant, Both have Greened up nicely with new shoots. Thank you so much for these Don Juan Climbers at an affordable price!! (Posted on 6/26/2013)

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