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'David Thompson' rose Description
'David Thompson' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Monika's Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
22 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Rugosa.
Registration name: David Thompson
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Felicitas Svejda (Canada, 1970).
Introduced by Agriculture Canada Ottawa in 1979.
Class:
Hybrid Rugosa.  Explorer Series Collection.  
Bloom:
Deep pink to crimson, yellow stamens.  Strong fragrance.  up to 25 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, dense, rounded, upright.  Small, medium green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  Width of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 2b and warmer.  Very hardy.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
Dr. Felicitas Svejda confirms 'Schneezwerg' x 'Fru Dagmar Hartopp') open polination
Needs acidic soil.
 
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