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'Max Graf' rose Description
'Max Graf' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
15 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Rugosa.
Registration name: Max Graf
Origin:
Bred by James H. Bowditch (United States, 1919).
Class:
Hybrid Rugosa, Hybrid Wichurana.  
Bloom:
Pink, golden-yellow stamens.  Apple fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, single (4-8 petals) bloom form.  Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.  
Habit:
Bushy, climbing.  Wrinkled (rugose) foliage.  
Height of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).  Width of up to 8' (up to 245 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for ground cover.  Hardy.  vigorous.  shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
Parentage uncertain, please see References.

'Max.Graf', was discovered by the foreman, Mr. Graf, in the nursery at Pomfret Center, Conn., owned by Mr. James H. Bowditch. Refer 1920 reference.
 
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