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'Erlkönig' rose Description
'Roi des Aunes' rose photo
Photo courtesy of AmiRoses
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
6 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep pink Shrub.
Origin:
Bred by Rudolf Geschwind (Austria-Hungary (former), before 1884).
Class:
Hybrid Multiflora, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Carmine-red - purple.  Medium, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Arching, armed with thorns / prickles, climbing.  Dark green foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Hardy.  vigorous.  
Notes:
"Erlkönig" is a ballad by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1782). Last strophe: "Dem Vater grauset's; er reitet geschwind..." (The father shudders, he rides swiftly)
According to Erich Unmuth, it is questionable whether 'Erlkönig' in gardens and in commerce is the original Geschwind rose - see References.
 
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