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'Dr. Merkeley' rose Description
'Dr. Merkeley' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Lise Papin's Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
 
HMF Ratings:
14 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep pink Species.
Registration name: Dr. Merkeley
Origin:
Discovered by Dr. Merkeley (Canada, before 1924).
Introduced in Canada by Skinner's Nursery and Garden Centre Ltd. as 'Dr. Merkeley'.
Class:
Species / Wild.  
Bloom:
Deep pink.  Strong fragrance.  Double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Growing:
USDA zone 2b and warmer.  
Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
Classification as a hybrid spinosissima is doubtful, according to Skinner, "This fine rose, which we owe to Dr. Merkeley, of Winnipeg, came from Siberia a number of years ago and is apparently related to the Cinnamon Roses.

origin: named for Dr. H. J. Merkeley, dentist in Winnipeg [Brian Porter] who sent it to F. Skinner from collection he had made in his travels [Pittao] Similar to R. spinosissima [Osborne]

Ploidy counted 2010 by David Zlesak.

 
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