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'Mercedes' rose Description
'Mercedes (hybrid multiflora, Geschwind, 1885)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of edulkot
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
15 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Multiflora.
Registration name: Mercedes
Origin:
Bred by Rudolf Geschwind (1829-1910) (Austria-Hungary (former), before 1885).
Class:
Hybrid Multiflora.  
Bloom:
Lilac - pink.  None / no fragrance.  Medium, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Climbing.  
Height of up to 9' 10" (up to 300 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Hardy.  
Notes:
According to Erich Unmuth, it is questionable whether 'Mercedes' in gardens and in commerce is the original Geschwind rose - see References.
 
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