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Growing Roses in Cold Climates (updated edition)
(2012)  Page(s) 99.  
 
Adelaide Hoodless. Deep pink to medium red, 12-16 [petals], 40", Repeat.
A Parkland rose. Spreading, arching. Vigorous growth but lax stems. Clusters of lovely 2 1/2 inch (6.25-cm) flowers with slight fragrance and varying coloration. Fairly good repeat bloom. Dark glossy foliage. Very susceptible to black spot. Expect some dieback (zone 3).
(2012)  Page(s) 100.  
 
Alexander MacKenzie. Medium red. 40-50 [petals]. 48". Intermittent.
An Explorer rose. A kordesii hybrid. Extremely elegant, upright growth that arches over. Clusters of raspberry-scented cup-shaped flowers just under 3 inches (7.5 cm) across with a yellowish tinge at their base. Shiny, almost waxy, foliage matures from red tint to glossy light to mid green. Fairly disease resistant. Very good cane hardiness (zone 3).
(2012)  Page(s) 100.  
 
All the Rage. Apricot pink. 10-12 [petals]. 36". Repeat.
A Bailey rose in the Easy Elegance ® series. Upright, rounded. Coral buds open into large 3-inch (7.5-cm) flowers with bright yellow centers. Flowers freely but has no fragrance. Deadhead to encourage more bloom. Foliage is a glossy dark green and quite disease resistant. Thorny cane. Crown hardy, but benefits by having the crown covered with potting soil and a thick layer of leaves for optimal winter protection in the far north (zone 4 to 5).
(2012)  Page(s) 100.  
 
Assiniboine. Deep pink. 10-13 [petals]. 48". Intermittent [bloom].
A Parkland rose. A suffulta hybrid. Dense, upright. Lovely, 3-inch (7.5-cm) flowers with slight fragrance. Flowers often red to purplish. Attractive, glossy foliage. Hips in fall. Somewhat susceptible to disease, but very hardy and agood choice for the far north (zone 3).
(2012)  Page(s) 101.  
 
Cape Diamond. Deep pink. 38 [petals]. 48". Repeat.
A Candian introduction. Upright, spreading. Clusters of medium to deep pink flowers roughly 4 inches (10 cm) wide have a lovely scent and bright gold center. Marginal repeat bloom, Foliage is glossy, light green, and disease resistant. Cover the crown with potting soil and athick layer of whole leaves for optimal winter protection (zone 4).
(2012)  Page(s) 101.  
 
Captain Samuel Holland. Medium red. 15-25 [petals]. 60". Repeat.
An Explorer rose. Lax, rambling. Pointed redish buds open into clusters of loose, slightly fragrant pink red flowers up to 2 to 3 inches (5 to 7.5 cm) wide. Good repeat bloom. Glossy, dark green foliage. Susceptible to black spot. Crown hardy, but protect if using it as a Climber by bending cane over and covering with cardboard and soil (zone 3 to 4).
(2012)  Page(s) 102.  
 
carmenetta. Light pink. 5 [petals]. 72". June.
Rosa glauca x rugosa hybrid. Spreading, arching, vigorous. Can be used as a Climber. Clusters of slightly fragrant, star-like, pinkish purple blossoms tinged green just under 2 inches (5 cm) wide with yellow center. Richer color in slight shade. Reddish or coppery gray-green foliage on red canes. Reddish-purple hips. Disease resistant. Very hardy (zone 2 to 3).
(2012)  Page(s) 102.  
 
Champlain. Dark red. 30 [petals]. 36". Repeat.
An Explorer rose. A kordesii hybrid. Spreading. Clzusters of slightly fragrant, velvety 3-inch (7.5-cm) blooms with yellow stamens. Good repeat bloom. Immature bronze reddish foliage turns pale green on prickly cane. Prone to lack spot and powdery mildew, although it fights off mildew well. Orange hips in fall. Basically hardy, but susceptible to dieback. Winter protection does help (zone 4, but often listed as zone 3 to 5).
(2012)  Page(s) 102.  
 
Charles Albanel. Medium red. 15-20 [petals]. 24". Repeat.
An Explorer rose. A rugosa hybrid. Spreading, good ground cover. Clusters of nearly mauve flowers up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) across with slight to moderate fragrance and yellow stamens. Good repeat bloom. Light yellowish, green foliage. Thorny. Nice orange-red hips. Very disease resistance. Very hardy (zone 3 to 4).
(2012)  Page(s) 102.  
 
Cuthbert Grant. Dark red. 15-20 [petals]. 36". Repeat.
A Parkland rose. A suffulta hybrid. Spreading. A nice rose, but very slow growing. Lovely, 4-inch (10 cm) flowers with varying fragrance and purplish red coloration. Expect no more than two good flushes of bloom. Lush glossy, light green foliage, susceptible to black spot. Not as hardy as often claimed, but generally crown hardy. Cover the crown with potting soil and a thick layer of whole leaves in the far north (listed as zone 3 hardy, more likely zone 4).
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