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'Algonquin' rose Description

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Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
10 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Pink blend Shrub.
Registration name: Algonquin
Origin:
Bred by Isabella Preston (Canada, 1928).
Introduced in Canada by Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Ontario (Central Experimental Farm) in 1938 as 'Algonquin'.
Class:
Hybrid Rugosa, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Light purple, white center.  Large, single (4-8 petals), flat bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Height of up to 10' (up to 305 cm).  Width of up to 10' (up to 305 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  Hardy.  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Parentage:
Notes:
The wording in Isabella Preston's 1940 and 1946 articles (see References) makes it clear that Algonquin and Mohawk are grown from open-pollinated seeds of seedlings from the cross R. rugosa x R. rubrifolia.

Large red bottle-shaped hips.

 
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