Johann Strauss

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Photo of Rose Johann Strauss

The pale shell pink flowers are packed full of petals and are fragrant. They are produced on a nicely branched and well foliaged plant whose health is quite good. ARS members rate this rose 7.8.

The 'Romantica' line of which this is part, is the Meilland answer to the English Rose. Though I find the flower itself very pretty, I find the olive green foliage distracting. I am left wondering as I do whenever I encounter any of the 'Romanticas' whether slight aesthetic deficiencies in this line are fully compensated for by surplusses in health compared to English roses.

Meilland, France 1994
Zone 4-9
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: Garden Valley Nursery, Jun 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.