Rose (Rosa 'Veilchenblau') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Veilchenblau'
'Bleu Violet'
'Blue Rambler'
'Blue Rosalie'
'Violet Blue'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Small: under 2"
Bloom shape: Cupped
Petal count: semi-double: 8-15 petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: None
Class: Hybrid multiflora
Extra Color Info: Violet with white streaks
Growth Habit: Climbing, vigorous, semi-rigid, typically 10-20 feet
Fragrance: Mild
Misc: Thornless or almost thornless
Hybridizer & year: Johann Christoph Schmidt, 1909
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 4 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Plant Height: 10-20 feet
Plant Spread: 5-6 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Parentage: Seedling of: Crimson Rambler x Erinnerung an Brod
Child plants: 2 child plants

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The Top 25 Roses, Selected by ATP MembersThe Top 25 Roses, Selected by ATP Members
February 1, 2014

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Comments:
Posted by AndreA33 (Bordeaux, France - Zone 8a) on Feb 11, 2016 9:17 AM

A very easy one to propagate! Cuttings take at 100%

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 16, 2011 2:39 PM

I wanted Veilchenblau to climb up my old dwarf cherry tree, but it only got about 7 feet tall and never any taller. Last year's canes always have heavy die off during winters, so instead of growing tall, it has to put out new ones from nearer the base and just can't get much height. Still, it is glorious in bloom each spring. A most unusual, small-flowered, purple bloom. Once-flowering in the spring only. The only once-flowering rose in my garden.

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Posted by MaryinLa (Marshfield, Missouri - Zone 6a) on May 3, 2012 8:13 PM

Grows and blooms well in zone 6a, Marshfield, Missouri. Aggressive grower.

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Posted by Avedon (NE Tex - Zone 8a) on Sep 6, 2012 6:13 PM

Gorgeous rose in full bloom with sweet fragrance. This one just knocks me out when I see it!!

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 11:06 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Often called The Blue Rose, this vigorous, nearly thornless rambler has small crimson or purple blossoms that fade to a grey-blue color. Although literature indicates a tendency to rebloom, we have not witnessed this occurrence. Seen up close, there are streaks of white in each flower and the gold stamens are brightly displayed. Fragrance is excellent."

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