A Rose A Day: Gruss an Aachen

This light pink rose was hybridized in Germany by Philipp Geduldig in 1909 has the fragrant, multi-petaled lovely old world charm that I adore. It is considered by most to be the first floribunda. David Austin classifies Gruss an Aachen as an English rose as it has many similiar characteristics of his English roses—40-50 petals, a sweet fragrance and is a repeat bloomer throughout the growing season.

I have also read it is one of the more shade tolerant roses. That was not something I considered when I planted it, but now that the Annabelle Hydrangea is out growing it’s alloted space, they may be competing for the sun!

Since this rose grows to about 3 1/2 high and wide, she will fit nicely in to most any sized garden.

Gruss an Aachen has been on my wish list for some time and this year I finally added 2. Even though they are in their infancy, they have produced some amazingly beautiful blooms.

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About Teresa / TheGardenDiary.com

I know that to everything there is a season, but I’m a gardener and I start counting the days until spring the day after Christmas. Gardeners, we are in good company ... Genesis 2:8. I love roses and get completely giddy when it is time for my historical roses to bloom in early June. I live and grow in Zone 5b where I take care of my 175+ roses and their companions. I also co host the Rose Chat Podcast. Check us out @ rosechatpodcast.com. Follow my garden experiences @ http://thegardendiary.com.
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4 Responses to A Rose A Day: Gruss an Aachen

  1. roberta4949 says:

    lovly, just gotta love roses, can’t get enough of them there is this lady up the road she has some really gorgeous roses one of these days I might stop there hopfully I wont scare her if I do, her yard especially the back yard which is parallel to the road is beautiful, she has some different colored climbers and she never protects them must have the name!

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