‘Winter Surprise’

Large rose flowers, XI–IV; dark green foliage; broad upright habit.

A sport from ‘Spring Surprise‘ found by Johannes van Leuven (Ilmenweg 39, D- 47608 Geldern, Germany), in November 2004. Clone ERI90 submitted for plant breeder’s rights on 29 August 2005 to Bundessortenamt Hannover. The original denomination implied that it is a tetraploid but this was not mentioned on the registration form.

Registered in December 2005 by Kurt Krammer.

Name derivation unknown.