'Kronprinzessin Viktoria' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Bourbon.
Introduced in Germany by Späth
in 1888 as 'Kronprinzessin Viktoria'.
Cream, yellow center. Moderate fragrance. Large, very double bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 4' (120 cm). Width of 3' (90 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 10b.
Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha (November 21, 1840 Buckingham Palace/London - August 5,1901 Schloss Friedrichshof/Kronberg im Taunus) was the eldest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of England. She married 1858 Prince Friedrich Wilhelm Nikolaus Karl, the son of Kaiser Wilhelm I. of Germany. Her husband became Kaiser Friedrich III (see the rose of this name) of Germany on March 9, 1888 on the death of his father. Unfortunately, he died already on June 15, 1888 due to larnyx cancer. Following the death of her husband, Victoria was called "Kaiserin Friedrich" (another famous rose).