Rosa x ‘Veilchenblau’

(Blue Rambler Rose)

Size Price
7-GALLON $49.99

Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Veilchenblau’ (‘Crimson Pirate’ x ‘Souvenir de Brod’) is a hybrid multiflora rose that typically rambles to 10-15′. It is particularly noted for producing almost blue flowers (veilchenblau in German means violet). Small, cupped, mildly-fragrant, semi-double (9-12 petals each) purple-crimson-violet roses (each to 1 1/2″ across) with showy golden stamens bloom in large clusters (10-30 flowers each) in May-June on nearly thornless canes clad with fresh medium green leaves. Flowers fade to gray-lilac. No repeat bloom.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)



Grow in medium moisture, slightly acidic, well-drained garden loams in full sun. Best flowering and disease resistance generally occur in full sun. ‘Veilchenblau’ has some tolerance for part shade. Water deeply and regularly (mornings are best). Avoid overhead watering. Good air circulation promotes vigorous and healthy growth and helps control foliar diseases. Summer mulch helps retain moisture, keeps roots cool and discourages weeds. Remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom.  Remove and destroy diseased leaves from plants, as practicable, and clean up and destroy dead leaves from the ground around the plants both during the growing season and as part of a thorough cleanup during winter (dormant season). Avoid pruning for the first 3 years after planting so that the canes can properly develop. Canes must be hand-fastened to a support structure. Prune thereafter as needed (i.e., remove diseased or injured branches and prune out any poorly flowering canes) in late winter to early spring.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Blue Rambler Rose

Botanical Name

Rosa x 'Veilchenblau'

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun


10 to 15 ft.



Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period

Late spring through early summer

Flower Color




Foliage Color



7 gallon

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