'Alexander MacKenzie' rose Description
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Climber, Shrub. (Series: Explorer Series Collection)
Red blend, yellow undertones. Moderate, raspberry fragrance. 40 to 50 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium, very full (41+ petals), in large clusters, cupped bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season. Pointed, ovoid buds.
Arching, climbing, upright. Glossy, light green foliage.
Height: 5' to 8' (150 to 245cm). Width: up to 7' (up to 215cm).
USDA zone 3b and warmer. Can be used for landscape or shrub. Very hardy. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant. Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.
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 is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data were taken on well-established roses.
Dr. Felicitas Svejda gives the parentage as 'Queen Elizabeth' x ('Red Dawn' x 'Suzanne') x 2 cycles of open pollination.
Ploidy count by David Zlesak.