'Andersonii' rose Description
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Medium pink Species.
Registration name: Andersonii
Exhibition name: Andersonii
Gallica / Provins, Hybrid Canina, Species Cross.
Rose-pink. Strong, sweet fragrance. 5 to 7 petals. Medium, single (4-8 petals), in large clusters bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Arching, dense, spreading. Dark green foliage.
Height of up to 6' 7" (up to 200 cm). Width of 6' (185 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).
Parentage uncertain, whether hybrid of or arvensis. See References. Older botanical references describe Andersoni as long ago as 1840, often as a "variety" or hybrid of R. arvensis. If anyone who knows whether these are all one naturally occurring hybrid or different hybrids, please post a comment here.
Plants in cultivation in W. Germany under this name are nearly always R. collina 'Andersonii' according to Krüssmann.