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'George Vancouver' rose Description
'George Vancouver' rose photo
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
18 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium red Shrub.
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Ian S. Ogilvie (Canada, 1983). Bred by Dr. Felicitas Svejda (Canada, 1983).
Introduced in Canada by Agriculture Canada L'Assomption Quebec in 1995 as 'George Vancouver'.
Class:
Hybrid Kordesii, Shrub.  Explorer Series Collection.  
Bloom:
Red to deep pink, yellow stamens.  Mild fragrance.  24 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, cupped bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles.  Glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 3' (90 cm).  Width of 4' (120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 3b and warmer.  Very hardy.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 10,009  on  26 Aug 1997   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/665,101  on  10 Jun 1996
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was the L83 line (non-patented in the United States) and the male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the E10 line (non-patented in the United States).
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
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.


Dr. Neville Arnold reports: The 'George Vancouver' rose which I grow in the open field with an excellent air flow and with Benomyl and Funginex sprays deserves about a 30% black spot rating.

Dr. Felicitas Svejda states that this rose was developed jointly with Ian Ogilvie (not W D Ogilvie) and the parentage is L83 x breeding line E10. E10 is derived from L15 x Champlain. L15 is derived from (R. kordesii x seeding ('Red Dawn' x 'Suzanne')