'Aurelia Liffa' rose Description
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Medium red Hybrid Setigera.
Hybrid Macrantha, Hybrid Setigera.
Crimson, scarlet shading, purple shading. Mild fragrance. Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form. Large buds.
Armed with thorns / prickles, climbing, upright. Dense foliage.
Height of 9' 10" to 13' 1" (300 to 400 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b. Hardy. vigorous. a good subject for pegging.
Aurelia Liffa was the mother-in-law of Geschwind's sons. - see References.
According to Erich Unmuth, it is questionable whether 'Aurelia Liffa' in gardens and in commerce is the original Geschwind rose - see References.
The rose growing by this name at the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden may be the same as 'Geschwinds Orden'. And a correspondent via the Internet says this rose is a Hybrid Setigera.