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Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Multiflora.
Exhibition name: Gilda
Dark red, violet shading. Ages to grey-blue. Moderate fragrance. Large, very double, cluster-flowered bloom form.
Height of 8' 2" to 9' 10" (250 to 300 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b. Hardy. vigorous.
'Gilda' in commerce is 'Geschwind's Orden'. According to Erich Unmuth, it is questionable whether 'Gilda' in gardens and in commerce is the original Geschwind rose - see References.