The Merano Rose

Rosa x odorata

The Merano Rose
Blooming period:10.05.2013 - 15.05.2013
Family:Rosaceae

This old tea rose can be found in the upper area of Trauttmansdorff’s Rose Garden. The English explorer Robert Fortune discovered these roses in China, and brought them to Europe in 1845. The full, loosely formed flowers have an amber colour that is quite rare for roses. Their fragrance is not very strong. This climbing rose, which blooms only once, can survive winter only where it is protected and sunny, such as in wine-growing climates. Because this variety is found in some of Merano’s private gardens, it is called the “Merano Rose” locally.