Konigin von Danemarck

Ever-so-Fragrant
Low Roses | Bushes | Shrubs | Climbers
Photo of Rose Konigin von Danemarck The climax of the rose season is the two weeks we can harvest the blooms of Konigin von Danemarck. These beauties are two inches across, cupped, and packed full of tissue-paper thin petals. The fragrance is among the best in rosedom. When these roses are gone I know that there will be some other very good ones from my vast supply of English roses, but it will be another year until I smell these. And there is a twinge of sadness.

As a plant, Konigin von Danemark is faultless. It's shrubby and extremely well foliaged with slightly glaucous leaves. It's disease-free and vigorous. It responds to good culture but tolerates bad. ARS members bestow 8.6, and it has an award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticulture Society. For a fragrant, care-free plant, it's hard to do better.

Booth, Germany 1896
Ambridge Rose | Mrs John Laing
Zone 4-9
Gt Maiden's Blush | Heritage
Alba
Digital Camera: Fuji Finepix 2800
Rose: SRB Garden in NJ, May 2003
Image and Text: Copyright S.R. Brubaker 2003. All rights reserved.