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'John Franklin' rose Description
'John Franklin (shrub, Svejda, 1970)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of May Kald's Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
14 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Medium red Shrub.
Registration name: John Franklin
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Felicitas Svejda (Canada, 1970).
Introduced in Canada by Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Ontario (Central Experimental Farm) in 1979 as 'John Franklin'.
Class:
Shrub.  Explorer Series Collection.  
Bloom:
Red.  Mild fragrance.  25 petals.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Height of 39" to 4' (100 to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 3b and warmer.  Hardy.  shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
Dr. Felicitas Svejda states the parentage to be: 'Lili Marlene' x {['Red Pinocchio' x( 'Joanna Hill' x Rosa Spinosissima altaica)open pollination]open pollination} [Elliott]
 
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