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'Himmelsauge' rose Description
'Himmelsauge' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
25 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Origin:
Bred by Rudolf Geschwind (Austria-Hungary (former), before 1893).
Introduced in Germany by Johann Christoph Schmidt in 1893 as 'Himmelsauge'.
Class:
Hybrid Setigera.  
Bloom:
Purple - red.  Strong fragrance.  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Climbing, upright.  
Height of up to 9' 10" (up to 300 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Hardy.  very vigorous.  
Notes:
According to Erich Unmuth, it is questionable whether 'Himmelsauge' in gardens and in commerce is the original Geschwind rose - see References.
 
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