The hybrid tea rose Kronenbourg must be unpopular, since neither of my big, serious rose books list it. A sport of the popular and desirable Peace, Kronenbourg has a similar growth habit, though its strong red and yellow colours are hardly peaceful.
In fact, several catalogues I checked with call it 'Flaming Peace', which isn't really a very kind name at all! I am proud to inform readers that this very rose was featured on a postage stamp in Uruguay. Thanks, Google!
Kronenbourg has two main colours - a claret red, and a straw yellow 'reverse'. It is a large flowered hybrid tea, impossible to ignore, and ostentatiously beautiful. My seaside gardening friend, who is extremely artistic, includes Kronenbourg in her almost rose-less garden.
Kronenburg Flower and Leaf
My two live in the front of the new Birthday Rose Garden underneath some standard olive trees. They don't really fit in with their fluffy pastel David Austin neighbours - that's just too bad!
A Striking Rose
Kronenbourg is a rose to admire and enjoy. I hope you don't consider it 'ugly'. Perhaps 'striking' is a better description of its unusual beauty.