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PlantFiles: Hybrid Multiflora Rose, Polyantha Rose, Climbing Rose
Rosa 'Veilchenblau'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Veilchenblau
Additional cultivar information: (aka Blue Rambler, Blue Rosalie, Violet Blue)
Hybridized by Schmidt; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1909

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15 members have or want this plant for trade.

Modern Climber

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
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:
Mauve and mauve blend (mb)

Bloom Shape:
Eye present

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Trained to climb

Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to rust
Stems are nearly thornless

Pruning Instructions:
Avoid pruning

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

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2 neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral passiflora07 On Sep 23, 2009, passiflora07 from Fern Park, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I purchased a Veilchenblau online because I'm new to roses and this one is supposed to be resistant to some common rose "issues", but I have been battling black spot constantly! I'm starting to worry about the color of my thumb :(

Neutral Paulwhwest On May 14, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in Germany. Won the Victorian award from the Millen Rose Society in 1999, the Augusta Rose Society in 1999, the Acadiana Rose Society in 2000, and the Charleston Rose Society in 2001.

Seed: Crimson Rambler
Pollen: Erinnerung an Brod


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

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Searcy, Arkansas
San Jose, California
Ventura, California
Parker, Colorado
Lawtey, Florida
Oviedo, Florida
Bourbon, Indiana
Covington, Louisiana
Kingston, New Hampshire
Wake Forest, North Carolina
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Portland, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
Loudon, Tennessee
Belton, Texas
Houston, Texas
Newton, Texas
Rowlett, Texas
Linden, Virginia

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