'John Cabot' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Lee
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Medium red Hybrid Kordesii.
Registration name: John Cabot
Hybrid Kordesii. 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 of 5' to 8' (150 to 245 cm). Width of up to 10' (up to 305 cm).
USDA zone 2b and warmer. Very hardy. benefits from winter protection in colder climates. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.
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'.