'Minnehaha' rose Description
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Light pink Hybrid Wichurana.
Registration name: Minnehaha
Hybrid Wichurana, Rambler.
Pink, ages to lighter . Satiny-pink. Mild to strong fragrance. Average diameter 1.5". Small to medium, very double, in large clusters, semi-globular bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Armed with thorns / prickles, climbing. Small, glossy, light green foliage.
Height: 15' to 20' (455 to 610cm). Width: up to 8' (up to 245cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Hardy. very vigorous. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection). Prune after flowering is finished.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Later than 'Dorothy Perkins'. Early references do not agree on diameter: 4 (1,5") or 6 cm (2.25"). Different roses sent out as 'Minnehaha'?
The Song of Hiawatha - Longfellow
At his side, in all her beauty,
Sat the lovely Minnehaha. .........
That this peace may last forever,
And our hands be clasped more closely,
And our hearts be more united,
Give me as my wife this maiden,
Minnehaha, Laughing Water
One of the Roses that "passed the test" in Longwood Garden's Ten-Year Rose Trials.