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Fruhlingsanfang - Modern Shrub Rose

Fruhlingsanfang

Modern Shrub. Bred by W. Kordes in Germany in 1950.
Use:
 
Large Shrub
Color:
 
Buff
Form:
 
Single
Fragrance:
 
Moderate
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Profuse
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 4 - 9
Height & Width:
 
12 x 12
Recommendation:
 

Comments One does better to think of this rose more as a major landscaping feature than as a garden plant. It makes a huge shrub up to 15 ft in each direction, thick with branches and leaves. In spring it covers itself in large, ivory colored single flowers in a show that is simply breathtaking. Since it blossoms just once a year one might think that the show is over at this point; but two of three acts remain. Late in the summer, it is covered with dark maroon hips. Then in the fall, the leaves turn bright autumn colors. The plant is extremely vigorous and will do well even in challenging conditions.