'John Davis' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Helena Verghese Borg
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Medium pink Hybrid Kordesii.
Registration name: John Davis
Hybrid Kordesii. Explorer Series Collection.
Light pink to pink, yellow stamens. Spice fragrance. 40 petals. Average diameter 3.5". Medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season.
Arching, armed with thorns / prickles. Glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 7' (215 cm).
USDA zone 2b and warmer. Very hardy. benefits from winter protection in colder climates. can be trained as a climber. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to disease.
Dr. Felicitas Svejda states the parentage as: open pollination of a seedling from R. kordesii x ('Red Dawn' x 'Suzanne') [Elliott]
David Zlesak reports that 'John Davis" is triploid.