Sunday, May 13, 2012

Gruss An Aachen Floribunda Rose

 

Happy Mothers Day to all of you Mothers out there. I hope you all have a special day.

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It is a wet Sunday here in the hills. Not a stormy day but a gentle soaking rain coming down.

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Almost all of the roses are starting to bloom now with the exception of a couple of the new bushes that were planted this spring.

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This rose is ‘Gruss An Aachen’ which is is bloom now.

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This Floribunda opens buds of light creamy pink which turn to and antique white and finally the blooms turn white as it ages.

Rose_Gruss_An_Aachen5  The compact bush was introduced in 1909 and grows to three feet tall and two feet wide.
It blooms repeatedly in my garden and is a good border rose.
Grows well in zones 5 – 9 and will grow in a little shade for that spot in the garden that does not have full sun.
It does do well as a container plant also.
It does have a mild fragrance.

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Everyone have a lovely day and…
Happy Gardening,
Lona

 

20 comments:

Patsy said...

I could almost smell it, lovely rose.
Happy Mother's Day

FlowerLady said...

I love this rose and had her for awhile. Your photos are wonderful.

Have a wonderful week ~ FlowerLady

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Lovely rose, I like Gruss An Aachen, used to drive through Aachen on our way to Belgium from Frankfurt.
Happy Mother's Day Lona, hope you are enjoying the day.

Lynn said...

Your roses are beautiful, Lona. White ones are my favorite. Happy Mother's Day.

freerangegirl said...

what a stunning rose! beautiful colours and photographs x

A Garden of Threads said...

What a gorgeous rose. Love the colour. Have a great week Lona.

Floridagirl said...

Beautiful rose...that second photo is just stunning!

sweetbay said...

What a lovely rose. I hope you had a good Mother's Day!

You asked about the Baptisias ~ my large ones have been in the ground 5-7 years. If they get plenty of good and water they can size up pretty quickly, I'd say 3 years.

The Redneck Rosarian said...

Gruss An Aachen is a stunning rose. You have captured it well. Love the soft color variations on this rose. Very nice...

RobinL said...

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet! The name is hideous, but the flower itself? Perfection! LOL

Nadezda said...

Lona,gorgeous roses on Mother's Day!
Floribunda is one of the most stable and hardy rose.

HolleyGarden said...

I just love this rose. And your pictures of it are just gorgeous. Love the color variations of this rose, too. No matter the shade, I think it's beautiful. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's day.

Becca's Dirt said...

What a beautiful rose. Hope you had a good mothers day Lona.

The Sage Butterfly said...

That is a lovely rose. I am taken by the color. I don't have any pale-colored roses in my garden, but this sure does inspire me to add some.

Nadezda said...

Lona, I loved the last one , and you write this rose grows in zone 5.I' ll try to find it and to grow here.

Darla said...

I hope your Mother's Day was special. Beautiful rose blooms.

Stephanie said...

What a beauty! Love the tinge in the centre :-D

cherry said...

That is one beautiful rose I have been slowly adding roses and this one looks like one I would enjoy..
Have a fabulous day hugs, Cherry

Jennifer said...

Hi Lona, Belated Happy Mother's Day! This is such a pretty, delicate looking rose. I also admired your irises in the last post on my visit. The long view of your roses in the last post is really pretty as well.

Stella said...

Fell in love with Gruss. Thanks for dropping by with well wishes I appreciate it. Stella