'Martin Frobisher' rose Description
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Light pink Hybrid Rugosa.
Registration name: Martin Frobisher
Hybrid Rugosa. Explorer Series Collection.
Light pink. Mild to strong fragrance. 25 to 40 petals. Average diameter 2.5". Medium, full (26-40 petals) bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season.
Thornless (or almost), upright.
Height of 5' to 6' (150 to 185 cm). Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
USDA zone 2b and warmer. Can be used for hedge. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .
The first Explorer rose.
The Swedish Rose Society recommends Martin Frobisher for northern Sweden.
Dr. Felicitas Svejda states the parentage to be: open pollination of 'Schneezwerg' [Elliott]