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'Henry Hudson' rose Description
'Henry Hudson' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Sue The Rose Lover's Garden (Roselvr)
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
41 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Rugosa.
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Felicitas Svejda (Canada, 1966).
Introduced in Canada by Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Ontario (Central Experimental Farm) in 1979 as 'Henry Hudson'.
Class:
Hybrid Rugosa.  Explorer Series Collection.  
Bloom:
White, pink shading, yellow stamens.  Moderate, clove fragrance.  20 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), flat bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  Rounded buds.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, dense, spreading.  Dark green, wrinkled (rugose) foliage.  
Height of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).  Width of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3a and warmer.  Very hardy.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data were taken on well-established roses.


The Swedish Rose Society recommends Henry Hudson for northern Sweden.

Dr. Felicitas Svejda describes the parentage as "2 cycles of open pollination of R. rugosa 'Schneezwerg' " {Elliott]

 
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