'Carabella' rose References
Magazine (Sep 2020) Page(s) 23. Vol 42, No. 3.
Penny McKinlay. Riethmuller Roses in the Toowoomba Region.
Carabella, 1960, seems to resent heavy pruning so I’ve learnt to tidy her up and leave her alone.
Book (2017) Page(s) 98. Includes photo(s).
Laurie Newman, Victoria. My Top Australian Bred Roses.
Carabella Riethmuller, 1960, Turramurra, NSW. 'Gartendirector Otto Linne' x Unknown. A large 1.5 metre shrub spreading 2 metres wide. Makes a magnificent display. Free flowering and fragrant, the plant will be covered with 2-3cm single flowers resembling though stronger colour than apple blossom. Almost thornless with glossy green foliage.
Article (misc) (2008) Page(s) Unpublished.
Carabella F yb 1960 Bred Sgl. Gartendirektor Otto Linne x Unknown Riethmuller F.
Book (2004) Page(s) 70. Includes photo(s).
Picture. Carabella. Floribunda. Bred by an amateur breeder, Frank Reithmuller of Australia, and introduced in 1960, this rose bears large panicles of small, single, apricot pink flowers that fade to light pink, with prominent yellow stamens,. The repeat is quick and abundant and there is a light scent. The plant is almost thornless and bushy with glossy, light green leaves. This rose is easy to strike from cuttings. It is one of Australia’s best roses, but not freely available elsewhere. (‘Gartendirektor Otto Linne’ x unknown seedling). zones 6-9.
Magazine (2003) Page(s) 18. Vol 25, No. 4.
Carabella – line drawing by Peter Cox.
Magazine (2003) Page(s) 9. Vol 25, No. 3. Includes photo(s).
Editor. Story Behind the Cover Rose. Carabella. A polyantha by Frank Riethmuller, 1960, his seventh release, is a seedling from Gartendirector Otto Linne a shrub rose by P. Lambert, 1934, large clusters of double dark carmine-pink flowers edged darker on a yellowish white base. As can be seen from the photograph Carabella is a very vigorous grower for a polyantha and is often used as a pillar rose or climber. The description is of pale pink single flowers with yellow centres fading cream, growing in large clusters and fully recurrent. The foliage is typical multiflora, light green and the plant has few prickles. The flowers have 5 petals and are around 50mm across in sprays of 10 to 30., The plant can grow 2.4 to 3 metres high unless judiciously pruned to keep it within bounds. But with its continuous show of colour throughout the season (in mild situations, through the winter as well) this rose makes a great statement in the garden.
Book (2002) Page(s) 17. Includes photo(s).
Picture. Carabella (Riethmuller)
Magazine (2001) Page(s) 6. Vol 23, No. 2.
Patricia Davidson, Darling Downs. Another group I’ve had success with are the Reithmuller roses. Reithmuller was from Toowoomba and a relative of his here is trying to get people on the Downs interested. From cuttings I’ve grown the following. Large trusses of small single flowers: Carabella, white/pink and.... The above roses all have Gartendirektor Otto Linne somewhere in their breeding and have the same leaf formation and long arching canes.
p71 Mrs. Maureen Ross. S.A. Carabella. Australian Bred. Large clusters of single cream blooms, delicately edged pink which completely cover the neat shrub. Most appealing as a hedge rose or specimen shrub.
p91 Susan Irvine. Gardening with heritage Roses. In our present garden too, I have planted a hedge of 20 of the little Australian bred rose Carabella – a prolific flowerer, she bears clusters of rather ragged little pale pink blooms for months on end on long thornless canes.
Website/Catalog (2000) Page(s) 3.
Carabella (Cara Bella). Polyantha. 1960. Australia. Hedging. Single. Stamens prominent. Fragrant. prickles fewer, Attractive leaves. Small flowers. Many blooms in clusters. Recurrent. 2.0m x 1.7m. pink yellow blend.