Name of the Rose: Mozart

27

October
2010

Warren Stewart, director of the Magnificat Baroque Ensemble, recently pointed out that there’s a rose named after French Baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier (it’s even trademarked), a fact that made me wonder if there aren’t other rose varieties with composer names.

According to EveryRose: Rose Reference Database, there are four varieties named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, including Yellow Mozart, [Red] Mozart, Golden Mozart, and Mozart.

The simply-named Mozart rose was developed in 1937 by German rose-breeder Peter Lambert, who hybridized two varieties—Robin Hood and Rote Pharisaer. The end result is a hardy and fragrant rose (pictured below).

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