John Cabot
John Cabot
John Cabot
John Cabot

John Cabot

$50 Regular price
Tag or Stake
  • Hips

The first climbing rose of the Explorer series, the vigorous growth makes it ideal for use as a climber. Its fragrant blooms appear in great abundance early in summer and continue until frost in a gamut of shades from orchid-pink to fuchsia-red, all complemented by lustrous soft green foliage. The lovely flowers are followed by attractive hips of orange. This is a wonderful, repeat blooming fully double rose, petal count is 40.

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Rose Type Hardy
Bloom Type Full
Characteristic Hips
Color Blend/Multi-Color
Specific Color Orchid-pink to fuchsia-red
Fragrance Moderately Fragrant
Hardiness Zone 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Rebloom Repeat Blooming
Year 1978
Approximate Size 8' - 9' x 4'

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Karen Hembrook
John Cabot roses

I received these and they were very healthy and packaged very well. I planted them about a month ago in zone 5b and they have already doubled in size and look very healthy. I am so excited and can't wait for them to grow up my trellis and bloom.

Super hardy, awesome rose

Very vigorous and healthy growth in my zone 5 Denver garden. No winter dieback, giant climber canes. A real winner for cold climates; I'm collecting more of the Explorer series roses!


Our 7,000' Grand Mesa garden had this rose in it. It was beautiful and hardy bloomer, climbing up a trellis in a colder corner that caught the wind, but did not seem to mind at all.

NJ Garden

This rose is hands down the toughest I have ever encountered. It grows in my garden in just one hour of direct sun. Rest of the day it is in shade. I routinely neglect it. I have forgotten to feed it for several years, yet it blooms every June, and puts out healthy canes. It is winter hardy. It doesn't die back here in zone 6a. One year, an animal chomped it down to the ground, but it grew right back! Really amazing, strong rose. The only drawbacks for me are that it only blooms once for me, with sporadic blooms here and there afterwards, and it has no scent.

Judy Rose
Winter Hardy Climber

I bought four own-root plants years ago. I put the little things in my yard thinking, 'This can't work.' Today they are vigorous, tall and healthy in my metro Denver garden. They need no winter protection and are first roses to bloom, usually by mid-May. The largest one is huge, at least 12' tall and rather wide (6'?). And I always get lots of compliments.

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