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Growing Roses in Cold Climates (updated edition)
(2012)  Page(s) 103.  
 
David Thompson. Medium red. 25 [petals]. 48". Repeat.
An Explorer rose. A rugosa hybrid. Upright, rounded, dense. Moderately vigorous. Nicely scented flowers (deep pink with crimson) just under 3 inches (7.5 cm) across with yellow stamens. Excellent repeat bloom. Purplish prickly cane with small medium green leaves. Very disease resistant. No hips. Needs acidic soil. Very hardy (zone 3 to 4).
(2012)  Page(s) 103.  
 
De Montarville. Medium to dark pink. 25 [petals]. 36". Repeat.
An Explorer rose. A kordesii hybrid. Compact, bushy. makes a nice hedge. Crimson buds open into bright pink flowers with lighter undersides and deep golden centers. Lightly scented (fruity) blossoms about 3 inches (7.5 cm) wide. Good repeat bloom. Dark foliage tinged blue is quite disease resistant. Few thorns. Expect dieback, but crown hardy (zone 3).
(2012)  Page(s) 104.  
 
Emily Carr. Dark red. 13-17 [petals]. 40". Repeat.
A Canadian Artist rose. Upright. Deep red buds. Clusters of mildly fragrant dark red blooms roughly 3 inches (7.5 cm) wide form at the ends of acnes. Foliage is deep green tinged red and diseaseresistant. Consider covering the crown with soil and a tick layer of whole leaves in late fall for optimal winter protection.... Reported to be crown hardy to zone 2.
(2012)  Page(s) 104.  
 
Felix Leclerc. Deep pink. 15-25 [petals]. Variable [height]. Repeat.
A candian Artist rose. Arching. Clusters of mildly fragrant flowers up to 4 inches (10 cm) across9. The plant tends to spread out with canes that can be trained to a trellis for maximum effect. Foliage is dark green and disease resistant. Drought tolerant once mature. Consider covering the crown with soil and a thick layer of whole leaves in late fall for optimal winter protection.....Reported to be crown hardy to zone 2.
(2012)  Page(s) 105.  
 
Frontenac. Deep pink. 20-25 [petals]. 48". Repeat.
An Explorer rose. Upright, dense. Very free-flowering with clusters of bright pink to crimson 3-inch (7.5-cm) mildly fragrant flowers with rich golden centers and whitish base. Dark, glossy foliage is quite disease resistant. Very hardy (zone 3).
(2012)  Page(s) 106.  
 
George Vancouver. Medium red. 24 [petals¨. 36". Repeat.
An Explorer rose. A kordesii hybrid. Deep crimson red buds burst into clusters of roughly 2.5-inch (7-cm) mildly fragrant medium red to dark pink cupped flowers with creamy pink yellow stamens. Good first and reliable repeat bloom in most years. Foliage is mid to deep glossy green on thorny cane. Red hips in fall. Susceptible to some types (races) of black spot but very hardy (zone 3).
(2012)  Page(s) 107.  
 
Henry Hudson. White tinged pink. 20-25 [petals]. 36". Repeat.
An Explorer rose. Seedling from Rosa rugosa 'Schneezwerg'. Bushy, dense, spreading. Suckers freely to form thicket. Round, light pink to crimson buds burst into white, almost flat, 3-inch (7.5 cm) papery flowers with yellow stamens. Abundant bloom, but individual flowers do not alst long. Nice clove-like fragrance. Deadhead religiously. Deep green, crinkly foliage on thorny cane. Reddish orange hips in fall. Disease resistant. Very hardy (zone 4).
(2012)  Page(s) 107.  
 
Henry Kelsey. Medium red. 25-28 [petals]. Variable üheight]. Repeat.
An Explorer rose. A kordesii hybrid. Very vigorous, trailing. Large clusters of 3-inch (7.5-cm) bright crimson flowers with golden stamens. Fairly good repeat bloom. Nice, spicy to fruity fragrance. Glossy, deep green foliage on thorny stems. Not grown for hips. Quite resistant to powdery mildew, although susceptible to black spot. Very hardy, but demands good winter protection if used to replace a true Climber. Lay cane down on ground, cover with soil, and then a thick layer of whole leaves (zone 4).
(2012)  Page(s) 108.  
 
High Voltage. Medium yellow. 22 [petals]. 48". Repeat.
A Bailey rose in the Easy Elegance ® series and considered by many as the best yellow in this group. Upright vase. Lovely clusters of 2 to 3-inch (5 to 7.5 cm) fragrant flowers. Good disease resistance. Crown hardy, but winter protect with potting soil and a thick mulch of whole leaves in the far north (zone 4).
(2012)  Page(s) 108.  
 
Hope for Humanity. Dark red. 15-25 [petals]. 24". Repeat.
A Parkland rose. Upright, compact. Burgundy wine-colored buds open to clusters of lightly fragrant 2-inch (5-cm) blossoms with purplish tint. Light green, semi-glossy foliage is fairly disease resistant but susceptible to some black spot. Very hardy (zone 3).
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