Date of Introduction: 1977
Parentage: ‘Karlsruhe’ (hybrid kordesii, Kordes, 1957) x seedling
Hybridizer: Reimer Kordes
‘Rosarium Uetersen’ was named for the German rose garden that employed Reimer Kordes as a hybridizer. It is a climber with a petal count of 100+, growing 6-12 ft. high and 6+ ft. wide. The medium to large blooms opens wide and almost flat and has a light scent and leathery green foliage. The color varies from deep pink to coral with a tint of silvery pink as they age. The bloom can be singly or in clusters which can get heavy and will tend to droop. It is disease resistant and will rebloom intermittently throughout the season.
I have seen ‘Rosarium Uetersen’ in a public garden and also in a rose show where it always gets to the top award table. I saw this rose at its main flush and the deep rose pink color made a great statement. At the garden, it was growing draped over a pergola and the pergola was covered with huge clusters of deep pink blooms. I tried to look for it in some catalogs but for a while I could not find it. A couple of years ago, I saw it in one of the catalogs and I ordered it. They must have changed the name because when the order arrived with the other roses, I could not find it in the box. As I was unpacking and checking my order, there was one rose left and it was Seminole Wind. I didn’t remember ordering it. Then the invoice cleared it up. ‘Seminole Wind’ is ‘Rosarium Uetersen’. I have never heard of ‘Seminole Wind’ before. It is always exhibited as ‘Rosarium Uetersen’. I planted it next to a post and there it is, pictured above and on the banner.
Tip # 33 – Don’t delay acting on a good idea. Chances are someone out there has just thought of the same thing. Success come to the one who acts first.
Until Next time. Stop and Smell the Roses.