Rosa 'Eutin'

Rosa 'Eutin'

'Eutin' (Kordes, 1940)  is amazing.  It can be described as a "one-to-a-stem" rose, meaning not one flower per stem as is usual, but rather one bouquet per stem:

Rosa 'Eutin'

I stopped counting at 100 individual flowers and I was not halfway.

'Eutin' has superior rust and mildew resistance.  This rose is mostly all flower-cluster and not much else.  The canes emerge at an angle and ray out stiffly from the center.  Mine is in a hot dry spot and has not grown over 4', but in better conditions I think it would be slightly larger.  Fragrance:  just about none, though I put my nose to this stem of 200-something, and there was a vague rosy sweetness.  Steady food and fertilizer to produce those huge instant bouquets.  Two flaws come to mind:  first, the foliage is somewhat sparse, so the canes are vulnerable to sunburn.  This flaw can be overcome with some afternoon shade, and sufficient water.  Second:  the name, which not much can be done about.

If this rose was a recent introduction it would probably be called something like "Mother's Hugs" or "Fantabulous!" or "Brittany Spears BFF!" or "Cherry Da Bomb".   But it's called 'Eutin', which is something German, and is pronounced (roughly) "oy-teen", not "you-tin".   If you use Google Translate on "Eutin" it translates to "Eutin".   

Eutin is the district capital of Eastern Holstein, which in Germany is a state, but in America is a dairy cow who lives east of the Mississippi River.   Not only is the rose called 'Eutin', it was introduced in 1940, which cannot have been much of a success considering there was a World War going on at the time.  It managed to get past that, and here it is in my garden, producing mammoth bouquets-on-a-stem.


So you can see how mammoth this single stem of 'Eutin' is, I leaned a pair secateurs on the vase.  Those are full-sized secateurs, not Barbie's bonsai shears. 

Rosa 'Eutin'


It's a good one!

Rosa 'Eutin'

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