'Hudson Bay Rose' Description
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Medium pink Species.Exhibition name: R. blanda
Rose-pink. Strong fragrance. Average diameter 2.25". Medium, single (4-8 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Arching, bushy, thornless (or almost), well-branched. Medium, matte, dark green, leathery foliage. 5 to 9 leaflets.
Height of 4' 11" to 8' 2" (150 to 250 cm). Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
USDA zone 3b and warmer. Vigorous. produces decorative hips.
R. blanda Aiton (1789). Section Cinnamomeae. See also Rosa blanda f. blanda and Rosa fraxinifolia Lindl.
Hips are red and pear-shaped.