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'Marie-Victorin' rose Description
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Pink blend Hybrid Kordesii.
Registration name: AC Marie-Victorin
Exhibition name: Marie-Victorin
Bred by Dr. Ian S. Ogilvie (Canada, 1984). Bred by Dr. Felicitas Svejda (Canada, 1984).
Introduced in Canada by Agriculture Canada, Saint Jean sur Richelieu, Quebec. in 1998 as 'Marie-Victorin'.
Hybrid Kordesii, Shrub.   (Series: Explorer Series Collection)  
Peach - pink, yellow reverse, ages to lighter .  Mild fragrance.  38 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, open, rounded bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Medium, arching.  Medium, glossy, medium green, dense foliage.  

Height: 4'7" to 5' (140 to 150cm).  Width: 4'1" (125cm).
USDA zone 3b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Hardy.  produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , mildew resistant.  
Canada - Patent No: 0393  on  28 Aug 1997
Application No: 95-478  on  14 Mar 1995
Breeder: Ian Ogilvie, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, L'Assomption, Quebec
Applicant: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, St. Jean, Canada
United States - Patent No: PP 11,650  on  28 Nov 2000   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/189,941  on  12 Nov 1998
The new Rosa hybrida variety of shrub rose plant of the present invention was created during 1985 by artificial pollination at the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was the `Arthur Bell` variety (non-patented in the United States) and the male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the `John Davis` floribunda variety
Agriculture Canada chose to release this rose because of its unique peach color (rarely found in hardy roses), its excellent hardiness and its disease resistance...

Sam Kedem says this rose might also be used as a small climber.

Camille emailed: I found and purchased this rose in early July 2001. The rose developed black spot and lost its leaves. The only growth I had this summer was two long weak canes which grew long and lay on the ground. I have 'John Cabot' , 'John Davis', 'J.P. Connell', 'Hope for Humanity', and a Morden rose in the same area none of which developed any signs of black until late in September when the lower leaves on the 'J.P. Connell' did begin to be affected. I was disappointed in the color of the blooms as they were not what I would call peach . I hope it was just the stress of this very unusual summer. I will give it another summer before I dump it. Have you had any reports on this rose? I live in Minnesota zone 3.

Arnold, Neville P, Ogilvie, Ian S, & Richer, Mme. Claude (seedling bred by Dr. Felicitas Svejda); Confirmed by Felicitas Svejda