'Ännchen von Tharau' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Helena Verghese Borg
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Multiflora.
Alba, Ayrshire, Hybrid Multiflora, Rambler.
Cream, pink undertones, yellow center. Creamy white, shading red, yellowish center, large, very full (Blanc crème, nuancé de rouge carné, jaunâtre à l'intérieur, grande, très pleine.). Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, globular bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Climbing. Light green foliage.
Height of 8' 2" to 9' 10" (250 to 300 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Hardy. very vigorous. Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.
For clarification about parentage, see References.
Extra information supplied by Erich Unmuth of Vienna. He states that the pollen parent is an unknown Ayrshire.
"Ännchen von Tharau" is a folk love song dedicated to Anna Neander (1615 Tharau - September 28, 1689 Insterburg), the daughter of the priest of Tharau (today: Wladimirowo in the Kaliningrad oblast). The song was written 1634 by Simon Dach on behalf of Johann von Klingsporn, who unsuccessfully wooed her. Anna married instead three priests consecutively. The original song is in the Samland-dialect of the Königsberg (today: Kaliningrad) region.