'MORten' rose Description
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Medium red Hybrid Rugosa.Registration name:
MORtenExhibition name: Linda Campbell
Red, lighter reverse. None to mild fragrance. 25 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, in large clusters, open, reflexed bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, rounded, upright, well-branched. Large, semi-glossy, medium green, dense, leathery, wrinkled (rugose) foliage.
Height of 5' to 6' (150 to 185 cm). Width of 6' to 8' (185 to 245 cm).
USDA zone 4a through 8b. Can be used for container rose, garden, hedge, landscape or shrub. Hardy. vigorous. can be grown as a shrub. can be trained as a climber. Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection). Can be pruned to maintain a shorter habit.
United States - Patent No: PP 8,199 on 13 Apr 1993 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/784,270 on 29 Oct 1991
Lloyd Brace of The Roseraie at Bayfields
says that although one parent is a miniature, this rose is a big, wide, vigorous shrub. It has clusters of double 2.5" blooms that are scarlet red and come in repeated flushes throughout the summer...
The lady for whom this rose is named came from Denver, Colorado.
Sam Kedem says this rose has few thorns.
This rose does have far fewer prickles than would be expected from a Hybrid Rugosa, but what it does have are large, sharp and hooked. They are scattered along the fuzzy canes, so it is more lightly prickled than you would expect, but not "thornless".