Rose ‘Veilchenblau” is beginning to bloom. Small 1.5 to 2 inch flowers which open dark, purple violet flowers with a white center, that age to a grayish mauve, especially under hot conditions. As they remain long on the plant, all hues can appear simultaneously. The cultivar blooms abundantly for a period of three to four weeks. In autumn, ‘Veilchenblau’ develops small brown-red hips decorating the shrub into the winter.The cultivar is a robust, near-thornless rambler, growing from 10′ to 20′ in height.