You'd think that this ever blooming, disease resistant, pretty much thornless, drop dead gorgeous rose would be in every rose lover's garden, or at least on their wish list. And, of course, all rose nurseries would definitely carry such a well regarded, sought after rose. None of this is true. Few people know about this rose and even fewer nurseries carry it.
While nurserymen are chasing after the latest, newest, and greatest rose to come down the pike, roses like Pink Gruss an Aachen are forgotten. Go figure. Well, I'm here to show her to you and try to do my part in getting her back in business.
Yes, the same rose has many faces and colors that vary with the temperature. No tight editing here, they all had to come to the party.
When the shrub looks like these two shots I never cease to marvel.
Pink Gruss an Aachen was discovered in the Netherlands in 1929-- it is a sport of Gruss and Aachen, the rose pictured above, which was hybridized in Germany in 1909.
When I design rose gardens for people, I always try to include this rose. Once I managed to find one for a client at Roses of Yesterday and Today, and it was shipped to me in a 5-gallon can!
If you want her, go to my rose sources page and see what kind of luck you might have.
She's ready for a vase, click here for a look.