Rose ‘Gruss an Aachen’
A dwarf floribunda rose created in 1909 by Philipp Geduldig, a rose breeder from Germany who named the rose after his nurseries location in the city of Aachen. This rose has been continuously produced since its introduction and is well known for its compact size and its creamy light pink, fragrant rosette-shaped blooms. An excellent healthy bush with attractive, rich green foliage. The blooms are borne in short-stemmed clusters and have a slightly sweet fragrance.
Plant in an open, sunny position (at least 5-6 hours of direct sunlight each day), in free-draining, neutral soil that is rich in organic matter. Water deeply to encourage strong roots when establishing and provide supplementary watering during dry periods. Roses are heavy feeders and will benefit from organic fertiliser, twice-yearly in heavy soils (spring and late summer) or four times in sandy soil. Deadhead regularly for repeat flowering. Prune in late winter by a third for size and shape, creating an open vase form and removing any diseased or damaged wood.