Rose (Rosa 'Ruth's German Rose') in the Roses Database

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Rebloom: None
Class: Other: Hybrid China; found rose
Extra Color Info: Lavender
Fragrance: Strong
Misc: Thornless or almost thornless
Hybridizer & year: Unknown

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)
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

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Comments:
Posted by scvirginia (Charleston, SC - Zone 8b) on Jun 24, 2018 3:33 PM

It's no wonder that this foundling is still around, even though its original name is unknown. It is heat-tolerant, shade-tolerant, disease-resistant, fragrant and easy to propagate from cuttings. The only prickles I've found are on the undersides of some of the leaflets. Since it's a once-blooming OGR, it's probably a good bit hardier than zone 8b where I grow it.

Ruth Knopf of South Carolina discovered this rose, and she's the Ruth of the study name.

The color in person is more violet and less pink than in the photos. I have wondered if it might be 'Violet sans Aiguillons' AKA 'Thornless Violet', but doubt I'll ever know the original name.

Virginia

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