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'Theano' rose Description
'Theano' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cass
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
6 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid Multiflora.
Registration name: Theano
Origin:
Bred by Rudolf Geschwind (1829-1910) (Austria-Hungary (former), before 1895).
Introduced in Germany by Johann Christoph Schmidt in 1895 as 'Theano'.
Class:
Hybrid Californica, Hybrid Multiflora.  
Bloom:
Light pink, violet-red shading.  None / no fragrance.  Small, semi-double (9-16 petals), in large clusters, flat bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Arching, armed with thorns / prickles, climbing.  Small foliage.  
Height of up to 9' 10" (up to 300 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Hardy.  vigorous.  
Notes:
According to Erich Unmuth, it is questionable whether 'Theano' in gardens and in commerce is the original Geschwind rose - see References.
Said to be identical with Rosa californica 'Plena'.
 
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