'Samuel Champlain' rose Description
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Dark red Hybrid Kordesii.Registration name: Champlain
Hybrid Kordesii, Shrub. Explorer Series Collection.
Scarlet, yellow stamens. Mild fragrance. 30 petals. Very double bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season.
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).
USDA zone 4a and warmer. Hardy. benefits from winter protection in colder climates. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew.
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)