'Frau Karl Druschki' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Perpetual.
Registration name: Frau Karl Druschki
Exhibition name: Frau Karl Druschki
White or white blend. None / no fragrance. 36 petals. Average diameter 5.5". Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped, high-centered bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season. Long, pointed buds.
Armed with thorns / prickles, climbing, well-branched. Dark green foliage.
Height of up to 6' 7" (up to 200 cm). Width of 4' (120 cm).
USDA zone 4b and warmer. Very hardy. a good subject for pegging. Blooms tend to ball in wet weather. prefers dry climates. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew. Prune lightly or not at all.
is the German word for Snow Queen
. 'Frau Karl Druschki' is the best known white Hybrid Perpetual, but it is completely lacking in scent. Some authorities consider it to be a Hybrid Tea.
[From Der Rose Zucht und Pflege
by Olbrich, 1903, p. 253:]
Klara Hildach, married Karl Druschki (1844 - June 19, 1902), merchant (wholesale of wood) at Lindenweg 3, Görlitz, who was a founding member and since 1893 president of the German Society of Rosefriends. [see "Adressbuch der Stadt Görlitz 1912/13" and "Stadtbild", Görlitz, February 2013]