A June day at Kew Gardens ...
Rose 'Veilchenblau' is a rambling rose bred by Schmidt, and introduced in 1869.
It has profuse bunches of small, cupped flowers, opening dark magenta and fading to lilac, occasionally streaked with white. The flowers can appear almost blue on occasions. The blooms have a strong, fruity fragrance. Although it only blooms once, its flowering season is quite long.
It grows to a height of about 6 metres (20 ft) and is almost thornless.