'Fritz Nobis' rose References
Book (1993) Page(s) 210. Includes photo(s).
A rampant Modern Shrub that can be trained as a climber. The Old-Rose style, quartered flowers tend to hang down and are therefore better treained to flower above eye-level. Kordes (Germany) 1940. ('Joanna Hill' x 'Magnifica') Summer flowering. Height: 180 cm (6 ft.) Width: 120 cm (4 ft.) Well scented.
Book (1992) Page(s) 33.
Cluster-flowered shrub; light rose and salmon pink; blooms of medium size, double; not remontant; growth shrubby, dense, handsome, to 7 x 6 ft (2.2 x 1.8 m); grey green leaves; moderate scent. 'Joanna Hill' x 'Magnifica'. Kordes 1940.
Book (1988) Page(s) 59. Includes photo(s).
Description. Kordes (Germany) 1940... a real plantsman's treasure. Its attractiveness lies in the contrast between the tough rugged plants and neat, almost delicately sculpted blossoms... summer-blooming only.
Article (website) (1982) Page(s) 17.
Fritz Nobis (Modern Shrub) Very vigorous shrub with semi-double light salmon pink, clove-scented flowers. Carries an abundance of heps in the Autumn. 1940 F. H. (S) 6 x 6’.
Book (1982) Page(s) 44.
Michale Gibson. Wild Roses of Britain.....
....and Wilhelm Kordes of Germany has added in modern times the lovely, blush pink 'Fritz Nobis', but without the scent, alas.
Book (1941) Page(s) 129.
The other is called Fritz Nobis. If you like old Ophelia you will like a big bush with hundreds of miniature Ophelias on it. More of a description is not needed. The plant grows strong, upright, with very fine shiny leaves. It is not remontant and not so hardy as its foregoing sister.