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'Martin Frobisher' rose Description
'Martin Frobisher' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Le jardin de CĂ©line
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
37 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Light pink Hybrid Rugosa.
Registration name: Martin Frobisher
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Felicitas Svejda (Canada, 1961).
Introduced in Canada by Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Ontario (Central Experimental Farm) in 1968 as 'Martin Frobisher'.
Class:
Hybrid Rugosa.  Explorer Series Collection.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost), upright.  
Height of 5' to 6' (150 to 185 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 2b and warmer.  Can be used for hedge.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
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]

 
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