'George Vancouver' rose Description
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
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')