The Vintage Rosery
Unless otherwise noted, all photographs were taken of the roses in our gardens located in Needville, Texas (zone 8b.)
`Skyrocket' is also known as `Wilhelm', but by any name, this is a truly wonderful rose to grow. It as all the good quality of roses: delicious fragrance, hips in the fall, resistance to pests and diseases….what more could you want? The blooms are semi-double and cherry red, with showy stamens in the center. Use it as a 7'x7' shrub or as a 12' climber on a fence or pillar.
Bred in Holstein, Germany in 1934 by the Kordes family.