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'Henry Hudson' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Rugosa.
Bred by Dr. Felicitas Svejda (Canada, 1966).
Introduced in Canada by Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Ontario (Central Experimental Farm) in 1979 as 'Henry Hudson'.
Hybrid Rugosa.   (Series: Explorer Series Collection)  
White, pink shading, yellow stamens.  Moderate, clove fragrance.  20 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), flat bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  Rounded buds.  
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, dense, spreading.  Dark green, wrinkled (rugose) foliage.  

Height: 2' to 4' (60 to 120cm).  Width: 2' to 4' (60 to 120cm).
USDA zone 3a and warmer.  Very hardy.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  
In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data were taken on well-established roses.

The Swedish Rose Society recommends Henry Hudson for northern Sweden.

Dr. Felicitas Svejda describes the parentage as "2 cycles of open pollination of R. rugosa 'Schneezwerg' " {Elliott]

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