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'Samuel Champlain' rose Description
'Champlain' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
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HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Kordesii.
Registration name: Champlain
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Felicitas Svejda (Canada, 1973).
Introduced by Agriculture Canada Ottawa in 1982.
Class:
Hybrid Kordesii, Shrub.  Explorer Series Collection.  
Bloom:
Scarlet, yellow stamens.  Mild fragrance.  30 petals.  Very double bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, spreading.  Bronze-green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  Width of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4a and warmer.  Hardy.  benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew.  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
Explorer Samuel de Champlain is known as the Father of New France. He was born in Grouage, France, in 1567. In 1608, Champlain founded a settlement in Quebec, Canada, and died there on Christmas Day 1635.

Dr. Felicitas Svejda confirms the parentage to be (R. kordesii x tetraploid seedling from 'Max Graf') x ('Red Dawn' x 'Suzanne' open polination)
 
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