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'Koenigen van Danemark' rose Description
'Königin von Dänemark (Alba, Booth, 1816)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Flor's Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
117 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Alba.
Origin:
Bred by James Booth (Germany, 1816).
Introduced in Germany by James Booth & Sons in 1826 as 'Reine du Danemark'.
Class:
Alba, Centifolia.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong fragrance.  up to 100 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), quartered, rosette bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Height of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm).  Width of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Notes:
The Rose first flowered in 1816, was distributed on a small scale in 1820-21 and commercialized from 1826. There is also some uncertainty about parentage, see References.
Named for the Danish Queen, Maria.
'Belle Courtisanne' was an alias assigned by Prof. J. G. C: Lehmann, an opponent of James Booth (see References and Comments) and is incorrect.
 
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