Rosa 'Veilchenblau'

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Rosa 'Veilchenblau'
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Hybrid parentageRosa hybrid
'Turner's Crimson Rambler' × 'Erinnerung an Brod'
OriginBred by Kiese, and introduced by Johann Christoph Schmidt, Germany, 1908[1]

'Veilchenblau' is a hybrid rose cultivar that was bred in Germany in 1909. Other names for the same rose include 'Bleu-Violet',[1] 'Blue Rambler', 'Blue Rosalie' and 'Violet Blue'.

The plant has very few prickles and is considered a climbing rose. It grows from 3 to 6 metres (10 to 20 ft) in height. The flowers are small, with a sweet smell. The petal colour is mauve and white, or crimson and white when the flowers first open.[1] The stamens are yellow.[2]

This rose was granted the "Award of Garden Merit" by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roger Phillips; Martyn Rix (2004). The Ultimate Guide to Roses. Pan Macmillan Ltd. p. 262. ISBN 1 4050 4920 0.
  2. "'Veilchenblau' rose description". Roses. Retrieved 2014-08-15.