'Gruss an Coburg' rose Description
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Apricot or apricot blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Gruss an Coburg
Apricot or apricot blend, red reverse, deep yellow undertones, red highlights. Apricot-yellow, reverse coppery pink. Strong fragrance. Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, globular bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Upright. Bronze-green foliage.
USDA zone 5b through 10b. Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden. Vigorous. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot . Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .
Andreas Barlage says 'Gruss an Coburg' is quite rare in Germany. He loves to grow it in his garden because of its delicately shaded flowers and strong scent. The plant is resistant to cold weather, but it is as susceptible to black spot as most Hybrid Teas. On the other hand, he has never seen a hint of mildew on its leaves.