Veilchenblau Rambling Rose Bushes
- Group: Rambler
- Colour: Violet-purple. White & yellow centre.
- Shape: Small, semi-double, open.
- Scent: Strong.
- Flower Period: Once in summer.
- Height: 4 metres.
- RHS Award of Garden Merit
Rosa Veilchenblau - Rambling Roses
Description of Veilchenblau Roses:
This vigorous, medium-large sized, almost thornless multiflora rambler has a simple, pretty display of clusters of inch-wide, purple-violet flowers with white centres and the yellow pollen exposed. The scent is very good, with a hint of orange. Veilchenblau is the closest to blue of the rambling roses.
This rose is highly recommended for growing in light, dappled shade or against a wall that only receives sun for half the day. It is ideal for scrambling up a tree or pillar.
- Colour: Purple with white & yellow centre.
- Flower Shape: Open, semi-double.
- Fragrance: 4-Powerful.
- Flower Period: Once in Summer.
- Leaves: Small, glossy.
- Height: 4-6 metres
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This variety was bred by Johann Christoph Schmidt, Germany, 1909, either from 'Crimson Rambler' and 'Erinnerung an Brod', or, perhaps more likely, as a direct seedling of the former. It has also been sold under the names Blue Rambler, Blue Rosalie and Violet Blue or Bleu Violet. It has won three separate best Victorian rose awards at local American rose shows in 1999 and 2001.