The Karl Forster rose, produces very beautiful, fully double,high centered, pure white roses.
These shrub roses begin the season with a spectacular display, and are then followed by repeats of roses all season.
Hundreds of shapely buds unfold into loosely formed blossoms the color of whipped cream! It is a prolific bloomer!
This is one of the best of all shrub roses. The flowers display a very beautiful old fashioned shape as they open out, complemented nicely by the healthy, pale green of the foliage.
The opened rose remind me of the beautiful English roses.
(This is one for my wish list)
Type Shrub Rose (Hybrid Spinosissima)
Hybridizer Wilhelm Kordes (Germany 1930)
Blooms Double, pure white with an occasional hint of pink at first. The flowers are 2 1/2" across, with 17-25 petals
Foliage Pale green, wrinkled foliage- new stems are red
Fragrance Light scent
Growth Habits Bushy, arching, rounded shrub Can grow 6 1/2' high by up to 4' wide
Hardy zones Very hardy zone 4
Note; This rose takes a couple years to establish itself and become the rose you want it to be, so be patient with it (it is worth the wait!)
A bush in full bloom is a site to behold.... hundreds of white, double blooms virtually cover the bush, making the foliage disappear.
An established bush will always have flowers on it, even after that first spectacular flush.
The petals on this shrub rose are soft, and spoil in the rain. This rose is especially recommended for dry climates.
The Swedish Rose Society recommends it for Northern Sweden.
This one is quite hardy, having inherited the toughness of its Scotch rose parent as well as the flowering ability of its Hybrid tea parent.
Parents; Frau Karl Druschki x Altaica
The name for this rose comes from a man called (Karl Forster) (1874-1970) He was a large-scale nurseryman in Potsdam. He promoted the natural style of gardening for which Germany is renowned.
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