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'John Cabot' rose Description
'John Cabot' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Shelley H
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
46 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Kordesii.
Registration name: John Cabot
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Felicitas Svejda (Canada, 1969).
Introduced in Canada by Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Ontario (Central Experimental Farm) in 1977 as 'John Cabot'.
Class:
Hybrid Kordesii.  Explorer Series Collection.  
Bloom:
Deep pink to red, purple highlights.  Mild fragrance.  40 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Arching, armed with thorns / prickles.  Light green foliage.  
Height of 5' to 8' (150 to 245 cm).  Width of up to 10' (up to 305 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 2b and warmer.  Very hardy.  benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This was one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data were taken on well-established roses.

In recent years in some parts of the northern midwestern states of the USA, such as Minnesota and Wisconsin, 'John Cabot' has been hit hard by a variety of leaf spot diseases.

Dr. Felicitas Svejda states the parentage to be: R. kordesii x ('Masquerade' x R. laxa) open pollination [Elliott]

('Masquerade' x 'R. laxa') was supplied by Robert Simonet. He eventually named it 'Pink Masquerade'.
 
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