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'Gipsy Boy' rose Description
'Zigeunerknabe' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosenschule Ruf
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
52 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Dark red Bourbon.
Registration name: Gipsy Boy
Origin:
Bred by Rudolf Geschwind (Austria-Hungary (former), 1909).
Introduced in Germany by Peter Lambert in 1909 as 'Zigeunerknabe'.
Class:
Bourbon, Hybrid Multiflora.  
Bloom:
Violet and red.  Mild fragrance.  Medium to large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, flat bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Upright.  
Height of 3' to 5' 11" (90 to 180 cm).  Width of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3b through 6a.  Hardy.  very vigorous.  Prune after flowering is finished.  This rose blooms on old wood.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
The Swedish Rose Society recommends Zigeunerknabe for northern Sweden.
 
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