'Koenigen van Danemark' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Thomas Tillner
• Dronningen af Danmark (Alba, Booth, 1816)
• Königin von Dänemark (Alba, Booth, 1816)
• Naissance De Vénus (alba)
• New Maiden Blush
• Queen of Denmark (Alba, Booth, 1816)
• Reine de Denmarck (Alba, Booth, 1816)
• Reine du Danemark (Alba, Booth, 1816)
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Pink. Strong fragrance. up to 100 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium, very full (41+ petals), quartered, rosette bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Height of 4' to 6' (120 to 185 cm). Width of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
The Rose first flowered in 1816, was distributed on a small scale in 1820-21 and commercialized from 1826. There is also some uncertainty about parentage, see References.
Named for the Danish Queen, Maria.
'Belle Courtisanne' was an alias assigned by Prof. J. G. C: Lehmann, an opponent of James Booth (see References and Comments) and is incorrect.