Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Medium red
Extra Bloom Info: In small clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: China
Growth Habit: Tall, 5 to 7 feet
Fragrance: Strong
Misc: Thornless or almost thornless
Hybridizer & year: Rudolf Geschwind, before 1897
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 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 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height: 5-7 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Parentage: ((Sir Joseph Paxton x Fellenberg) x Papa Gontier) x Gloire des Rosomanes
Child plants: 9 child plants

Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Gruss an Teplitz'
  • 'Virginia R. Coxe'

Common names
  • Rose

Photo Gallery
Photo by kbw664
Photo by kbw664

Date: c. 1922
illustration of Roses 'Caroline Testout' and 'Gruss an Teplitz' (

Photo courtesy of Tasman Bay Roses
Photo by kbw664

Date: c. 1913
photo from the 1913 catalog, Biltmore Nursery Roses, Asheville, N

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