Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rosa "Shoen Ingeborg"

I would like to share my delight in discovering this rare hybrid perpetual rose. I received it last October as a rooted cutting from Eurodesert Roses. Unfortunately, the nursery has closed recently, but I believe this variety may now be available at Vintage Gardens. My plant first bloomed at the beginning of April, and is now in its third flush. The flowers are beautiful clear pink rosettes with a strong peppery fragrance.






They fade to a blush pink...



... and then the petals drop off cleanly, so the plant always looks tidy. It sets generous clusters of blooms that have been opening consistently well.




My rose is still very young, and may eventually become stiff and leggy, like so many other hybrid perpetuals, but so far it has been bushy and well-foliated.



In fact, I can find almost no fault with it, except that it has been getting a touch of mildew recently. Perhaps it will pass. I don't know if it will rebloom again (hybrid perpetuals are known to be stingy with fall rebloom), but I will let you know.

45 comments:

  1. Ta róża wygląda tak, jakby miała 4 "środki" w "środku" kwiatu ( ostatnie zdjęcie).Pozdrawiam cieplutko

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  2. Thank you, Greggo.

    Giga, I like that ruffled rosette shape of the flower very much :)

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  3. Thank you, College Gardener. I am happy to hear from you.

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  4. What a lovely rose, Masha! I also like the little bit informal flower shape very much, it has a lovely shade of pink, too. You photos of it are gorgeous. By the way, if you spell the name of the rose in German it would be 'Schoen Ingeborg'. Thanks for featuring this rose, it is always great to see one of the more unknown ones.

    Christina

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  5. What a gorgeous rose ! It makes me think of Jacques Cartier.

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  6. Ohh! Absolutely gorgeous!
    Have a great WE dear Masha!
    Monica

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  7. It's really pretty and those purple fillers fill in perfectly.

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  8. I too like the flower form and the color. It is really pretty in a pot, but you will put it in the garden I am guessing.

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  9. Beautiful. Wonder why it isn't better known?

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  10. Oh my gosh, I gasped in delight at seeing this wonderful rose. What a lovely addition to your collection.

    Thank you for sharing ~ FlowerLady

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  11. Oh, it's stunning! The color, the form, the foliage - all beautiful. How nice, too, that it always looks tidy!

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  12. Christina, thank you for correcting the spelling mistake. You probably did it before too :). I wonder why they spell it like that on HMF? I think it is a great rose, and if it reblooms in the fall, it will be perfect.

    Isabelle, it is not like JC because the blooms actually open, all of them. Also, the color is a little brighter, and so far it is not as stiff as JC.

    Grazie, Monica, thank you for stopping by.

    One, thank you. I am actually unhappy about the purple things - they are gomphrena and it was sold to me as a perennial, whereas it is actually annual. Buying a summer annual in the middle of August is not my idea of money well spent :(

    Donna, I don't know. I guess it depends on how big it wants to be eventually. Small roses are often happier in adequately watered pots because the mix has a much higher organic content than our heavy clay and the roots stay warm...

    Professor, I think Cliff may have imported and introduced it only recently.

    FlowerLady, thank you, and I am glad you liked it. Discovering a plant one falls in love with is so wonderful.

    Holley and Carolyn, thank you. I am glad you liked it.

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  13. What a gorgeous rose!! Love it paired with the 'Fireworks' gomphrena. I don't grow mine from seed. I just buy a cheap little six-pack every year. I grow very few plants from seed. I just don't have the time during the school year.

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  14. Masha - It is a beautiful rose, but it's the description of the scent that intrigues me more. I can't imagine a peppery rose fragrance.

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  15. Casa Mariposa, thank you. I love the look of it even though I don't usually bother with annuals..

    B-a-g, thank you. Quite a few old roses have that kind of spicy fresh peppery fragrance. I love it.

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  16. What a beautiful rose! Your pictures are also spectacular!

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  17. Thank you, Jennifer, I am glad you liked it.

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  18. Graie, Dona! I am glad to hear from you.

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  19. Oh my Masha it is just beautiful. I love that vivid pink and the petals. Very pretty one.

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  20. It's quite a beauty! So romantic and care-free looking blooms, thank you for sharing it's special energy

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  21. Thank you, Lona, I love the color and form too!

    Klaraau01, you are right, it is romantic like many old roses. I am glad you liked it.

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  22. Jaka piękna róża, u nas nieznana i niedostępna niestety.
    W moim ulubionym kolorze i kształcie.

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  23. I love the shape of the Rose, itself. How it has a curly center. And it looks very healthy and full. Did you say that the scent is sweet, too?

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  24. It is indeed such a gorgeous pink blooms, you are one lucky lady with all those beautiful roses!

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  25. AniaDS, thank you, and I am sorry it is not available where you are. There are European nurseries that offer it, perhaps imports will become possible at some point.

    Beth, the fragrance is fresh and spicy to me, but strong and wafting. I also love the shape of the bloom.

    P3chandan, thank you. I agree, I am lucky :)

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  26. Semplicemente meravigliose!
    Ciao Masha Ti abbraccio Luci@

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  27. It's certainly a very beautiful rose! LOVE the colour!

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  28. It's so gorgeous, I've never seen such a pretty rose, the color and shape is just stunning! I don't have a green thumb but I love flowers. I'm following you from Rome!

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  29. Grazie, Lucci, I am glad you liked it.

    Thank you, Christine, it is lovely.

    Ciccia, thank you and I am glad to meet you.

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  30. You definitely hit the jackpot with this beauty, Masha. I love everything about it, and you present her perfectly. She's luscious.

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  31. I hadn't heard of this rose before. What a beauty!!

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  32. Thank you, Sherry and Sweetbay. It would be great if it became more common :). I am glad such connoisseurs as you two like it!

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  33. Oh Masha how I have missed your roses since being away...so glad to see them again...

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  34. Interesting rose, Masha. Is it really growing so well in a pot? Christina

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  35. Donna, thank you, and I am glad to hear from you again.

    Christina, lots of roses grow well in pots - the potting mix has a much higher organic content than the soil and the roots are warmer. The problems come when plants outgrow their pots...

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  36. What unusually shaped blossoms in a glorious color. Thanks for sharing. As always, your photos are outstandingly pretty.
    Sandra

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  37. Thank you, Sandra, I am glad you liked it. Perhaps you can grow it too :)

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  38. Hi Masha. That's one lovely rose, and I'd think so even if I weren't partial to Hybrid Perpetuals!

    Cheers,
    Jo

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  39. brookesrosegarden.comAugust 16, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    Masha, we must be of like minds. I just finished my next blog and plan to post tomorrow about EuroDesert and the roses I purchased from Cliff. This one is beautiful. It does remind me of Sydonie - similar type blooms but lighter green leaves. At least mine is lighter. I struggle with very bad clay soil. Lovely clear pictures.

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  40. Jo, thank you. I am glad you like HPs, they are such an interesting and diverse class of roses.

    Brooke, thank you. You are right, it is a lot like Sydonie, maybe a little darker. I am really excited about such a good rebloom on such a young plant. I wonder if it will give me another flush, although that could be too much to hope for. I am looking forward to your post on Eurodesert Roses.

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  41. Hi Masha!
    A beautiful rose! would be nice to be able to find here in Italy ......
    have tried to paint the vase shabby style? In my opinion, would make it even more beautiful than the rose. Your photos are fabulous! ^_^

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