The Rambling Rose Worth Growing

This beautiful rambler is named "Veilchenblau" which means "violet-blue" in German is a deep purple crimson, producing large, closely packed clusters of small cupped flowers the buds open to a beautiful and unusual mix of colors. They open dark magenta with a white center and are occasionally streaked white - with an attractive boss of bright yellow stamens. As the blooms age, they turn dark violet, finally fading to lilac-grey. Can appear almost blue on occasions.

A vigorous rambler of typical multiflorous characteristics.  The foliage is light green and the growth almost thornless. There is a fresh, fruity scent, often with rich orange notes. It has a stiff growth, with many strong stems shooting from the base of the plant. A position in a partial shade often creates the richest coloring. Ideal for walls, pillars, and pergolas.

This is a rose that I will always have in my garden, no matter where I live. Whenever I move into a new home the first rose order I send out will invariably include Veilchenblau and even though this beautiful rambler only produces flowers once a year, it is still worth having just to view it’s opulent show each spring.  Below you will find my pictures of Veilchenblaus' blooms.


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