'Gruss an Teplitz' rose References
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 228.
Bourbon (OGR), medium red, 1897, (;Virginia R. Coxe'); (('Sir Joseph Paxton' x 'Fellenberg') x 'Papa Gontier') x 'Gloire des Rosomanes'; Geschwind; P. Lambert. Bud small, ovoid; flowers light crimson, edges sometimes marked dark garnet, double (33 petals), short, weak stems; very fragrant (spicy); foliage dark (young growth bronze-red); vigorous (6 ft.), bushy growth; recurrent bloom; good for hedges.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 92. Includes photo(s).
Book (1993) Page(s) 90. Includes photo(s).
A China-Bourbon-Tea. Geschwind (Hungary) 1897. (('Sir Joseph Paxtion' x 'Fellenberg') x ('Papa Gontier' x 'Gloire des Rosomanes')). Repeats. Height: 6 ft. Good scent.
Book (1988) Page(s) 125. Dr. Pal
considers roses most suitable for perfume today  are 'Bussora'
and 'Rose Edouard'
, while 'Gruss an Teplitz', a crimson rose of China derivation, has been used for experimental purposes.
Book (1988) Page(s) 72-73. Includes photo(s).
Grüss an Teplitz A China-Bourbon hybrid raised by Lambert in 1897. It makes a tall shrub to 2 or 4 m on a wall or pergola, with richly scented flowers in small or large clusters...
Book (1973) Page(s) 106.
B. P. Pal. Recent Rose Developments in India.
Perhaps more than the people of the West, Indians crave for fragrance in roses. And by fragrance thery mean the rich damask type. For several generations one of the most widely-grown roses in India has been 'Rose Edouard' which is used not only as an understock but as a source of cut flowers for temple offerings, making garlands, rose water and also a conserve called "gulkand" which is believed to have certain medicinal properties. The flowers of 'Rose Edouard' have a lovely strong fragrance which is not to be found in any hybrid tea rose that I know. Gruss an Teplitz was another popular cultivar.
Book (1966) Page(s) 82.
Fellemberg as well as Gloire des Rosomanes, was a great seed parent, and was used most successfully for producing new red varieties - our ever blooming Gruss an Teplitz being one of the offspring of these two.
Book (1966) Page(s) 111.
A much more common rose, though a very useful one for odd corners, hard conditions, and hedges, is Gruss an Teplitz, or Greetings to Teplitz, which was bred about 1896 by a Hungarian rose-grower Geschwind, from a number of famous roses, several of which are in our garden. These are Fellemberg, a seedling of which was crossed with Papa Gontier, the progeny of the union then being crossed with Gloire des Rosomanes, to produce this red rose. We grow all three, and all are remarkably free-flowering, so it is no wonder that Gruss an Teplitz, their offspring, gives such a consistent display of bloom throughout the year. From the window in front of my writing table, I look out on a plant of this hardy red climber, which is trained rather loosely on a trellis on top of a low bank. From this elevated position the long swaying branches, clothed with claret-coloured young growth, hang down gracefully. Many people must know its weak-necked, scarlet-crimson, velvety textured flowers, as it grows all over the country in old gardens and hedges. It strikes remarkably easily, like two of its famous relatives, Fellemberg and Gloire des Rosomanes.
Gruss an Teplitz will climb, and does with us; but it can be kept as a large shrub if pruned diifferently. Climbing roses are useful here, as we have adopted perimeter planting and find it a good method in our moderate sized garden. Both our plants came from the South Island; one from an old garden in Akaroa, and the other from a famous South Canterbury garden, Te Waimate, but it has been sent to us for identification from many other parts of the country. Even in the depth of winter, cheerful sprays of bloom are to be seen on this useful and easy rose.
Book (1959) Page(s) 89-90.
Hybrid Chinas and Bourbons...Gruss an Teplitz (Lambert, 1897). There is sure to be an argument about this rose in this classification, and yet I feel that this is where it belongs. A complex hybrid of China, Bourbon, tea, and others, it has more claim to membership here than in any other class. It is still very much with us, and has many uses in the garden. Blooms are quite double, deep smoky carmine, and exquisitely fragrant. The plant is a strong grower to 6 feet or more, and a constant producer of charming medium-sized clusters. Not much use for cutting, since the stems are weak, but a delightful decoration for the garden.
Book (1955) Page(s) 96.
Gruss an Teplitz (1911), classed as a Hybrid Tea or Hybrid China, bears great, wonderful clusters of double, dark crimson, 2 1/2-inch flowers. These appear constantly on the bushy, vigorous plants which grow to at least 6 feet. The foliage is dark, too. The necks of the flowers are a little weak, but this does not detract from looks or performance and there is the true damask fragrance. What a rose is this one to grow as a climber!