'Francesco Dona' rose Description
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Purple - red. Strong fragrance. Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Height of up to 9' 10" (up to 300 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b. Hardy. very vigorous.
According to Erich Unmuth, it is questionable whether 'Himmelsauge' in gardens and in commerce is the original Geschwind rose - see References.