'John Cabot' rose Description
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Medium red Hybrid Kordesii.
Registration name: John Cabot
Hybrid Kordesii. (Series: Explorer Series Collection)
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.
Arching, armed with thorns / prickles. Light green foliage.
Height: 5' to 8' (150 to 245cm). Width: up to 10' (up to 305cm).
USDA zone 2b and warmer. Very hardy. benefits from winter protection in colder climates. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
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'.