'Martin Frobisher' rose References
Book (2012) Page(s) 110.
Martin Frobisher. Light pink. 25-40 [petals]. 60". Repeat.
An Explorer rose. A rugosa seedling. Upright, good for hedges. Dainty flowers over 2 inches (5 cm) across with variable fragrance. Retains spent blossoms. Dense growth with light foliage. Maroon canes with few thorns on upper portions. Not grown for hips. Once disease resistant, now very susceptible to vlack spot. Normally hardy, but some dieback possible (zone 2).
Book (2008) Page(s) 38. Includes photo(s).
Parentage confirmed as Schneezwerg x Unknown.
Book (1997) Page(s) 231. Includes photo(s).
Book (1996) Page(s) 42-43. Includes photo(s).
Martin Frobisher Shrub rose... blush to pink flowers... Svedja 1968
Book (11 Jun 1993) Page(s) 33, 34. Includes photo(s).
Page 33: 'Schneezwerg' x ?. Canadian Explorer Series, 1968. Description. The blossoms are the color of strawberries and cream... 2 1/2 inches across... the smooth canes have few thorns and turn dark red in the winter.
Page 34: [Photo]
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 362.
Martin Frobisher Hybrid Rugosa (Shrub), light pink, 1968, 'Schneezwerg' x Seedling; Svedja. Description.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 104. Includes photo(s).
Book (1993) Page(s) 73. Includes photo(s).
[Listed under "Wild Roses and Their Cultivars"] A rounded shrub with the appearance of an Old Rose, although it is reputedly a 'Schneezwerg' seedling. Svedja (Canada) 1968. Leaves more like Rosa pimpinellifolia than Rosa rugosa.
Book (1988) Page(s) 40, 41. Includes photo(s).
Page 40: [Photo]
Page 41: Although it looks like an old rose and is named after the Elizabethan seafarer, this rose was raised by Svejda at the Canadian Dept. of Agriculture in 1968, reputedly from seed of 'Schneezwerg', a hybrid of R. rugosa. It makes a rounded bush about 1.5 m high, with one or two flowers continually open after the initial burst. Scented like but in leaves and general appearance much more like a large form of R. pimpinellifolia
Website/Catalog (1986) Page(s) 26.
Martin Frobisher*..... (Temporarily out of stock)