"Barfield White Climber" rose Description
Photo courtesy of Starnes Jr., John A.
White, near white or white blend.
Found Rose, Hybrid Arvensis.
White or white blend. Mild to strong, anise fragrance. Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.
Tall, arching, climbing, dense, thornless (or almost), well-branched. Medium, semi-glossy, medium green, dense foliage.
Height of 8' to 20' (245 to 610 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, very blackspot resistant..
The vigor of this thornless climber, beginning in year two in the garden, is breathtaking! Long 10-15 foot "coach whips" emerge from main canes in mid and late summer. arching over until they touch the ground. Bound to a rebar trellis, these long canes bloom the next spring, never while still emerging and growing. It is currently being tested in Albuquerque by Lee Sherman, in Aptos by Bill Grant, and by Anita Clevenger and Barbara Oliva at the Sacramento Historic Roses Garden. I plan on continuing my research into its ID plus getting this aggressive remontant gem into the trade. So far, it, sadly, has been a very reluctant and unproductive breeder for me, dang it!
John Starnes, Jr.
Robert Neil Rippetoe (in a photo comment for White Maman Cochet) feels that.... Barfield seems to be allied to the multiflora ramblers and polys. I'd guess it's related to Tausendschön.