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'John Davis' rose Description
'John Davis' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Helena Verghese Borg
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
42 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid Kordesii.
Registration name: John Davis
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Felicitas Svejda (Canada, 1977).
Introduced in Canada by Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Ontario (Central Experimental Farm) in 1977 as 'John Davis'.
Class:
Hybrid Kordesii.  Explorer Series Collection.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Arching, armed with thorns / prickles.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 7' (215 cm).  
Growing:
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.  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
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.

 
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