Verschuren, bred by Verschuren, Netherlands 1904.
While most roses that display mottled white and green pigmentation on their foliage are indeed suggering from a viral infection, 'Verschuren' is one of the very few roses whose variegated leaves are genetic in origin. Fortunately the variegated foliage is not this rose' only feature. The soft pink blooms of clear, unsullied coloring and the strong, sweet scent are also qualities 'Verschuren' possesses.
This is a more compact, shrubby HT than some, growing as wide as it is tall: about 3 X 3 feet for me. This is a treasure of a rose and well worth growing in any collection that includes vintage HT's. I love its fragrance.
I got mine from The Uncommon Rose.
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