Climbing Hybrid Multiflora, Polyantha, Rambler 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, Bleu Violet, Violet Blue)
Hybridized by Schmidt
Registered or introduced: 1909
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Class:

Modern Climber

Rambler

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

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:

Semi-double

Cupped

Eye present

Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Habit:

Trained to climb

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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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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Gardeners' Notes:

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positives
2
neutrals
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RatingContent
Neutral

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

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.

Parentage:
Seed: Crimson Rambler
Pollen: Erinnerung an Brod