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'The Hildesheim Rose' Description
'Tausendjähriger Rosenstock v. Hildesheim' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Sven Stange
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
10 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend.
Class:
Hybrid Canina.  
Bloom:
Light pink, white center.  Medium to large, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered bloom form.  
Habit:
Arching, thornless (or almost), upright.  Medium foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of up to 9' 10" (up to 300 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Vigorous.  
Parentage:
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Notes:
Rosa canina var. globularis (Franch. ex Boreau) Dumort. (1867)
Actually a Rosa canina L. which has been documented since 1573 at the Maria Cathedral (built 872) in Hildesheim, Germany. Acccording to the legend, the German emperor Ludwig the Holy (778-840), son of Charlemagne, lost his beloved reliquary cross during hunting and vowed to establish a chapel on the place it would be found. His servants found the cross hanging on the branches of a wild rose and Ludwig hat the chapel built there so that the altar was near the rose (see http://www.welt-der-rosen.de/rosenwelt/tausendjaehriger_rosenstrauch.html)
 
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