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'Elfe' rose Description
'Elfe (floribunda, Tantau, 1945)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Aurelija
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
13 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Elfe
Exhibition name: Elfe
Origin:
Bred by Mathias Tantau (1882 - 1953) (Germany, 1945).
Introduced in Germany by Rosen-Tantau/Tantau Roses in 1951 as 'Elfe'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  Strong fragrance.  10 petals.  Medium, single to semi-double bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of up to 32" (up to 80 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
Modern Roses 10 reported that this rose was extinct, in order that the name could be assigned to a new 'Elfe'.
Mentioned in the American Rose Annual 1952 as one of the New Roses of the World.
 
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