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Rose breeder Listing last updated on 03 Mar 2021.
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[1916 - 1994]
Henry Marshall was preceded by Bert Harp as rose breeder at the Morden Research Station. Harp left no breeding stock, so Marshall began at Morden in 1970 with plants from a line based on Rosa arkansana. He had developed this line at the Brandon, Manitoba research station. 'Assiniboine' and 'Cuthbert Grant' were two of his early successes, and Marshall used these repeatedly and to good effect in his years of breeding roses at Morden.
Marshall reached the compulsory retirement age of 65 in 1981 The woman who had been his assistant, Lynn Collicutt, became the rose breeder at Morden.