Rosa 'Pink Grüss an Aachen'

'Pink Grüss an Aachen':
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My non-pink 'Grüss an Aachen' was a miserable specimen--good cultivar, I hasten to add, just a poor specimen--but my 'Pink Grüss an Aachen', and her cutting-grown offspring, have been as close to perfection as a rose can be.  'Pink Grüss an Aachen' is sometimes sold as 'Irene Watts'.  Apparently the real 'Irene Watts' is lost to history.  Someone in Europe mis-identified PGAA as Irene, and the name stuck for a while.

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I think it has just a single flaw:  not quite enough foliage.  She tends to look a little sparse, foliage-wise.  If that is the worst that can be said of her, she is very good indeed.  Rebloom is constant, disease resistance is far above average, prickles are few, growth habit is petite--as California-grown roses go--a little over three feet (90 cm):  a perfect size for even the smallest garden.

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Sweetly, charmingly graceful.  A must-have.  I can only say good things, which must grow tiresome, so I will shut up and let the rose express its own virtues.

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The plant.  It occurs to me now I need to add a photo when it is in full bloom.  I will do so soon!
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Plenty of buds:
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Convinced?     Yeah baby!
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Comments

  1. Great post about 'Pink Gruss an Aachen'! What a beauty! Since I have a very small garden it seems to be the perfect fit for me and you convinced me that I have to try this rose in the future. Thanks for enabling!
    Christina

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  2. I'll take two, for just in front of my arbor. Beautiful!

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