'George Vancouver' rose Description
Photo courtesy of jeffcat
Hybrid Kordesii, Shrub. Explorer Series Collection.
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.
Armed with thorns / prickles. Glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of 3' (90 cm). Width of 4' (120 cm).
USDA zone 3b and warmer. Very hardy. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .
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).
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')