Rose (Rosa 'Gipsy Boy') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Gipsy Boy'
'Zigeunerknabe'

Also sold as:
Gypsy Boy

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Bloom shape: Other: Cupped to flat
Petal count: very full: 40+ petals
Rose bloom color: Dark red
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: None
Class: Bourbon
Extra Color Info: Dark red, with violet shading
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-6 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Misc: Shade tolerant
Hybridizer & year: Rudolf Geschwind, 1909
Optimal growing zones: USDA zones 3-8

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
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 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3-6 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Seedling of: Russelliana
Child plants: one child plant

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Comments:
Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 12:06 AM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
" ‘Gipsy Boy’ or ‘Zigeunerknabe’ is reported to be a ‘Russelliana’ seedling and has the coarse healthy foliage of its parent. The flowers, produced mainly in the spring and fall, are double, dark crimson with gold stamens. Perhaps the colorful appearance of the blooms dancing all along the canes is what inspired its name. The fragrance is rich and satisfying and the bush has the graceful arching habit of ‘Russelliana’, but on a smaller scale."

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