'Prairie Joy' rose Description
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Medium pink Shrub.
Registration name: Prairie Joy
Shrub. Parkland Series Collection.
Pink, ages to lighter . None to mild fragrance. 30 to 40 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, old-fashioned bloom form. Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.
Tall, bushy. Medium, matte, medium green, dense foliage. 3 to 7 leaflets.
Height of 5' (150 cm).
USDA zone 3b and warmer. Can be used for cut flower, garden or hedge. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
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.
Sam Kedem says this is one of the most maintenance-free and rewarding roses he has seen.