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'Ann Endt' rose Description
'Ann Endt' rose photo
Photo courtesy of JeanClaudeH
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
 
HMF Ratings:
38 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Rugosa.
Exhibition name: Ann Endt
Origin:
Discovered by Nancy Steen (New Zealand, before 1978).
Class:
Found Rose, Hybrid Rugosa, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Mild to strong, cinnamon fragrance.  5 petals.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Medium, long buds.  
Habit:
Bristly , spreading.  Medium, semi-glossy, light green foliage.  
Height of 39" to 6' 7" (100 to 200 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 2a through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, garden, hedge, landscape, shrub or specimen.  Very hardy.  can be grown as a shrub.  drought resistant.  heat tolerant.  shade tolerant.  
Breeder's notes:
In an article in the New Zealand Heritage Rose Journal, Ken Nobbs wrote
“Ann Endt is a genuine old rose which Mrs Steen acquired and which she has never seen in her travels overseas.
She thought it might be a cross between R. rugosa and R. foliolosa, an American species. It is too good and striking a rose to be nameless, and so with Ann’s permission and knowing it was a favourite of hers, I had it registered though the National Rose Society.” reported by Ann Chapman - on www.rosarosam.com and her book “Women in my Rose Garden”.
Notes:
A book has been written about Anne Endt, entitled Anne Endt's legacy, written & collated by Annemarie Endt-Ferwerda. The first name is written both as Ann and Anne.
Nigel Pratt of Tasman Bay Roses says this rose has single-petalled flowers of rich magenta, dark red hips and attractive foliage...
Trinity Farms says this rose is a big New Zealand shrub of great quality. It has large single magenta blooms with prominent yellow stamens. The hips are like burnished copper aging to orange-red...
Finegand Nursery says this rose has single-petalled flowers of rich magenta. It sets dark red hips and has attractive foliage.

[See also Rosa foliolosa x Rosa rugosa from Maurice de Vilmorin]
 
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