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'Koldinghus' rose Description
'Koldinghus' rose photo
Photo courtesy of mosscube
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
3 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep pink Floribunda.
Registration name: Koldinghus
Origin:
Bred by Niels Dines Poulsen (1919-2003) (Denmark, 1968).
Introduced in Denmark by Poulsen Roser A/S in 1968 as 'Koldinghus'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Deep pink.  Mild fragrance.  23 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Notes:
Koldinghus – Jutland’s last royal castle – has played an important role in
the history of Denmark throughout the more than 700 years of its
existence... Erik Glipping
(1259–86) built the first Koldinghus... No visible traces of the earliest Koldinghus remain today, but recent
archaeological investigations have indicated that, long ago, a stone
building once stood on the site on which the present castle is built... King Christian III passed away at Koldinghus on New Year’s Day 1559... Fire broke out on the night between 28 and 29 March 1808, leaving the
castle in ruins within two days... In c. 1830, the storyteller Hans Christian Andersen was among those who
advocated the preservation and protection of the castle ruin, and in 1863,
the idea of rebuilding the castle came into being... the museum known as Museet på Koldinghus was founded in
1890... The restoration was carried out under the leadership of the architects
Inger and Johannes Exner
 
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