'Veilchenblau' rose Description
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Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Multiflora.
Registration name: Veilchenblau
Climber, Hybrid Multiflora, Polyantha, Cl., Rambler.
Violet, white streaks, stripes, flecks, white center, yellow stamens. Moderate, green apple, lily of the valley fragrance. Average diameter 1.5". Small, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Tall, climbing, thornless (or almost). Large, glossy, light green foliage.
Height of 10' to 20' (305 to 610 cm). Width of up to 12' (up to 365 cm).
USDA zone 4b and warmer. Can be used for garden, landscape or pillar. Hardy. vigorous. can be trained as a climber. shade tolerant.
Although most sources report the parentage of this rose as 'Crimson Rambler' x 'Erinnerung an Brod', Schmidt (the hybridizer) said "Veilchenblau is a direct seedling of the 'Crimson Rambler,' not cultivated by fructification with another kind" (reported in Franklin Clarkin, "The Quest of the Perfect Rose," Everybody's Magazine 24: 746-757 (1911)). Thanks to member Karl King for discovering this.