'Lykkefund' rose References
Newsletter (Sep 2018) Page(s) 22. Includes photo(s).
[From "Danish Heritage Roses", by Jens Otto Pedersen, pp. 21-23]
In WFRS Award of Garden Excellence winning Geographical Garden in Kolding you will find the original ʻLykkefund’. Most likely a seedling of R. helenae x ʻZéphirine Drouhin,’ Aksel Olsen found this rose in his nursery in 1930. This vigorous rambler with its overwhelming bloom and scent is – at least in Scandinavia – a must in any garden considered a rose garden.
Book (Dec 1998) Page(s) 373. Includes photo(s).
Lykkefund Rambler. Olesen (Denmark) 1930. Seedling of Rosa helenae x 'Zépherine Drouhin'... The medium-sized flowers are creamy yellow, darker at the center, and are tinged with pink; in the sun they fade to white...
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 330.
Lykkefund Rambler, cream color, 1930, Seedling from R. helenae, Barbier's form, possibly crossed with 'Zephirine Drouhin'; Olsen. Description.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 161. Includes photo(s).
Lykkefund Helenae climber. Parentage: R. helenae x 'Zéphirine Drouhin'. Denmark 1930. Description and cultivation... huge clusters of smallish almost single creamy yellow flowers with a pearl-like sheen and lovely sweet scent...
Book (1988) Page(s) 86, 87. Includes photo(s).
p. 86: [Photo]
p. 87: A small-flowered rambler … Description
Website/Catalog (1986) Page(s) 51.
Website/Catalog (1982) Page(s) 23.
Lykkefund (Rambler) (Shrub) Semi-double, fragrant, creamy-yellow flowers borne in large compact clusters. A thornless variety with dark glossy foliage. 1930. W. (R) 8 x 6’.
Book (1966) Page(s) 45-46.
R. helenae may become frosted in a bad winter, but R. helenae hybrids of which there are several forms, such as Aksel Olsen's yellow-flowered variety, Lykkefund, are more hardy.