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Floribunda Rose 'Pink Gruss an Aachen'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink Gruss an Aachen
Additional cultivar information:(aka Irene Watts)
Hybridized by Kluis
Registered or introduced: 1929
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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

Orange pink (op)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:


Other Details:

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Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Long Beach, California

San Marino, California

Indianapolis, Indiana

Petersburg, Indiana

Coushatta, Louisiana

West Monroe, Louisiana

Fountain Inn, South Carolina

Gilmer, Texas

Paris, Texas

Edison, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 25, 2009, jackstangle from La Conner, WA wrote:

I have 2 of these roses & after I moved them a couple of times I found a place where they are happy. They will bloom in the SHADE but it must be just the right shade. They bloom like any rose, heavily in the early summer, less heavily in late summer. Mine have weak stems & do not make good cutters. Also in the shade they are not as pink as the ones in the pictures which are probably in the sun.


On Jan 27, 2009, StolenMoments from Petersburg, IN wrote:

Lovely old fashioned rose. I have had it two years and very pleased with the blooms. They are a light creamy pink for me, very sweet smell, but do not last very long as cut flowers. Of course, I love roses.... Very pretty and affordable.