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'Anne of Geierstein' rose Description
'Anne of Geierstein' rose photo
Photo courtesy of André Imbeault
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
 
HMF Ratings:
26 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Dark red Species.
Registration name: Anne of Geierstein
Origin:
Bred by Lord Penzance (United Kingdom, 1894).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Keynes, Williams & Co. in 1894 as 'Anne of Geierstein'.
Class:
Hybrid Rubiginosa, Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Strong fragrance.  Single (4-8 petals) bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Climbing.  Fragrant foliage.  
Height of 8' to 10' (245 to 305 cm).  Width of 8' (245 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Very vigorous.  
Notes:
For clarification about parentage, see References.
Sets hips
"Anne of Geierstein" or "The Maiden of the Mist" is a novel by Sir Walter Scott (1829), covering the period of Swiss involvement in the Burgundian Wars.
 
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