Climbing roses are at their best on places where the sun shines. There are varieties that grow in half-shade and varieties that climb upon the north-face. Climbing roses come in many varieties and types: large flowering, small flowering, single flowering and twice bearers. Climbing roses are used to cover pergolas, climbing racks, rose-arcs, walls and fencing. The planting distance is 1 to 2 meters, depending on the use and growing power of the variety.