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'Dr. Eckener' rose Description
'Dr. Eckener' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Alex Stepanov
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
31 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Pink blend.
Origin:
Bred by Vincenz Berger (1883 - 1974) (Germany, 1928).
Introduced in Germany by Victor Teschendorff in 1930 as 'Dr. Eckener'.
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1931 as 'Dr. Eckener'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1932 as 'Dr. Eckener'.
Class:
Hybrid Rugosa, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Golden-yellow, orange shading, salmon-pink center, yellow undertones.  Moderate, centifolia fragrance.  Large, semi-double (9-16 petals), globular bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 4' 11" to 8' (150 to 245 cm).  Width of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Hardy.  very vigorous.  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
Lloyd Brace of The Roseraie at Bayfields says this rose has a large nearly double pale yellow bloom with peach/apricot tones and a good scent.
Dr. Hugo Eckener (August 10, 1868 - August 14, 1954) was a famous captain of the dirigible Graf Zeppelin.
 
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