'Abraham Martin' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Cass
Blush, ages to white . Moderate, spice fragrance. Semi-double to double, in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Armed with thorns / prickles. Semi-glossy, medium green, wrinkled (rugose) foliage.
Height of 5' 7" (170 cm).
USDA zone 2b and warmer. Can be used for garden or shrub. Very hardy.
Canada - Patent No: 2465 on 28 Jul 2006
Application No: 05-4908 on 18 May 2005
'Abraham Martin' originated from a controlled cross between the two rose varieties 'Jens Munk' and 'Martin Frobisher' which took place at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Ottawa, Canada. The cross was conducted by the breeder, Mrs. Félicitas Svejda, in 1973. It was evaluated for a few years but due to lack of interest the variety was set aside in 1983. After the retirement of Mrs. Svejda, all vegetative material was transfered to another breeder at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada research station in l'Acadie, Québec, Canada. In 2003, a request for a large flowered, fragrant, white rose rekindled interest in this variety and 'Abraham Martin' was re-evaluated and selected by Mrs. Claude Richer