Annual Rose Sale – 2023

Are you ready for the Huronia Rose Society’s Annual Rose Sale? We certainly hope so! Available in May!


Potted Garden Roses:

$30 each or 3/$80 for regular roses

$40 each for Austin roses

Payment by e-transfer to

Cash payment will also be accepted on pick up day in May

Contact Michelle Lynch:

or Call: 705-325-4143. Full details on pick up to follow in the Spring.

We are not taking pre-orders this year but… Make yourself a wish list. Share it with Michelle. We cannot guarantee all our roses will arrive in May – it’s a long winter in storage and the grower cannot promise 100% of the roses will arrive.

When the roses arrive Michelle will be able to tell everyone what varieties we truly have on hand.

ROSE SELECTIONS: full descriptions below the images (Austin Roses are marked with *)

Navy Lady Rose

Bred by Claude Richer (Canada, 2003).

Introduced in Canada by J.C. Bakker and Sons Limited in 2010 as ‘Navy Lady’.

Blooms:  Velvety red to dark red.  Bud colour is very dark red, almost black red. Average diameter 2.5″.  Medium, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium, ovoid buds.  

Shrub: Compact, rounded.  Medium, glossy, grey-green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 20″ to 26″ (50 to 65cm).  Width: up to 39″ (up to 100cm). Vigorous.  

Note:  A local rose gardener finds the shrub is more upright than wide.

Disease susceptibility: blackspot resistant, very mildew resistant, very rust resistant.  

Fragrance: Mild, rose fragrance

Hardiness zone:    3

Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis is a dramatic, sunset pink rose with glossy, dark green foliage inspired by the brilliant contrasting colours of Canada’s northern lights. It belongs to a collection of roses bred specifically for Canadian climate conditions — tolerant of cold weather and able to thrive almost anywhere in the country.

Bred by Rumen Conev (Canada, 2012).

Introduced in Canada by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in 2021.

Blooms: Purple – pink, lighter reverse, yellow centre. 17 to 20 petals. Average diameter 3.25″.  Medium, semi-double to double, in small clusters, flat bloom form. Continuous bloomer. Medium, ovoid buds.  

Shrub: Medium, upright, arching, compact.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  Height: up to 39″ (up to 100cm).  Width: up to 39″ (up to 100cm).

Disease Susceptibility: resistant to black spot and powdery mildew

Fragrance: None to mild fragrance.

Hardiness zone:    3

Canadian Shield – 49th Parallel Series

Canadian Shield™ is the first of Vineland Research and Innovation Centre’s 49th Parallel Collection, and was introduced by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in 2017. The release date coincided with the 150th anniversary of the founding of Canada.

This rose is entirely “Made in Canada.” It was developed in Morden, Manitoba by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and is the first rose to be released by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, which operates Canada’s rose breeding company.

Bred by Larry Dyck (Canada, 2001).

Introduced in Canada by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in 2017 as ‘Canadian Shield’.

Blooms: Scarlet, lighter reverse. Up to 41 petals. Average diameter 3″.  Medium, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters bloom form.  Moderate, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  

Shrub: Floribunda. Semi upright medium, bushy, compact.  Semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 4′ to 5′ (120 to 150cm).  Width: 3′ to 4′ (90 to 120cm).

Disease Susceptibility: very disease resistant, blackspot resistant, powdery mildew resistant.  

Fragrance: Mild fragrance.

Hardiness zone:    3a

Yukon Sun – 49th Parallel Series

Yukon Sun is the latest addition to the popular Vineland’s 49th Parallel Collection of made-in-Canada roses. The bright yellow rose has been released by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland)“Yukon Sun™ was specifically bred for the Canadian climate and will brighten any

outdoor living space with its warm, sunny hues.” This compact, early and continuous blooming rose is reminiscent of warm sunlight set against beautiful dark green glossy foliage.

Roses in Vineland’s 49th Parallel Collection are products of Canada’s national rose program established in 2010 at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) in partnership with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA).

Blooms: Bright golden yellow, continuous early blooming

Shrub: low maintenance, dark green glossy foliage, compact, height 1metre, width 1metre, dark green glossy foliage, upright form,

Disease Susceptibility: moderately resistant to black spot and powdery mildew.

Fragrance: mild fragrance

Hardiness zone: 3a

Boscobel – David Austin Rose*

Perfectly formed, rich salmon rosettes. A beautifully complex myrrh fragrance. Very healthy, with vigorous, upright, bushy growth.

The cultivar was named after Boscobel House (1632) in Shropshire, England.

Bred by David C.H. Austin ( England  2012)

Blooms: Its flowers are average in size, 3.5 in (89 mm), with a cupped, rosette bloom form. ‘Boscobel’ blooms in flushes throughout the season. Red buds open to perfectly formed rosette flowers, up to 78 petals which vary from salmon-pink to orange-pink in colour. Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped, rosette bloom form.

Shrub:   A medium sized, bushy upright rose, 3ft tall and 3ft wide. Leaves are glossy and dark green

Disease Susceptibility: rain tolerant, good disease resistance

Fragrance:  Medium – strong myrrh-like fragrance

Hardiness zone: 4a

Campfire Rose – Canadian Artist Series

Campfire’ is the name of a Tom Thomson painting from 1916.  Thomson was an honorary member of The Group of Seven, Canada’s best known group of painters. He died in 1917, the year prior to the formation of The Group of Seven, but his influence was often credited with its formation.  The Group brought the beauty of Canada’s landscape to the world’s attention.  ‘Campfire’, oil on wood, was one of Thomson’s last paintings.  He died in 1917, under suspicious circumstances. 

Bred by Campbell Davidson,(Canada 2001) of the Morden Research station, and Lynn M. Collicutt, formerly of the Morden Research Station. (Collicutt was the breeder, and Davidson was in charge of the station and made decisions about which roses to introduce.) Introduced in 2013.

Campfire has exceptional hardiness combined with eye-catching blooms and bright glossy foliage. Shapely buds with yellow and red tones open to semi-double flowers of yellow, edged in a deep rosy pink.

Blooms: Yellow, pink edges, ages to cream . 10 to 15 petals.  Average diameter 3.25″. Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium, ovoid buds.

Shrub: Floribunda. Medium, glossy, medium green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets. Height: 2′ to 39″ (60 to 100cm).  Width: 28″ to 45″ (70 to 115cm).

Disease susceptibility: disease resistant

Fragrance: none to mild rose fragrance

Hardiness zone: 3

Canada Blooms

Grown under the same Canadian Rose Breeding Program that developed the genetics for Emily Carr, Félix LeClerc, Bill Reid, and Campfire rose. Hardy, disease resistant, and boasts a beautiful fragrance.This rose was expected to be the last in the Canadian Artists series, but it was dropped from consideration for the Canadian Artists series and was introduced as a theme rose at the Canada Blooms show, March 14-23, 2014, in Toronto.

Bred by Claude Richer (Canada, 2003). Introduced by CNLA Rose Consortium in 2014 as ‘Canada Blooms’.

Blooms: Large, very full (41+ petals)blooms, borne mostly solitary bloom form. Pink with a darker pink centre. Average diameter 3.75”. Medium ovoid buds.

Shrub: Medium upright shrub. Semi glossy, medium green foliage.

Height: 4ft. Width: 2ft.       (Note: in Barrie it has grown taller – 3-5ft tall)

Disease Susceptibility: Disease resistant

Fragrance: Strong fragrance

Hardiness zone:  3b

Climbing Carefree Sunshine – Climber

This new climber will bloom non-stop throughout the season. After the cheerful yellow blooms begin to slow down, bright green hips emerge to decorate the fall landscape.

This rose has brilliant yellow blooms with vivid orange stamens that won’t fade in the heat. Its bright flowers against medium green foliage create a pleasing contrast in the garden.

Bred by Will Radler (USA)

Blooms: Clear yellow single/ semi double medium (3”) blooms. 9-15 petals with orange stamens, continuous bloomer. 

Shrub: Medium green foliage. Bushy, 8-10ft height, 4-6ft width

Disease Susceptibility: Resistant to black spot.

Fragrance: Mild fragrance

Hardiness zone: 3

Don Juan – Climber

Regarded as one of the best of the red climbers, this rose has seduced gardeners and rosarians for more that half a century.

Bred by Michele Malandrone (Italy 1958)

Blooms: Climbing hybrid tea with very large , cupped to flat, dark velvety red flowers. Blooms up to 4” (10cm) with up to 30-35 petals. Blooming in flushes from early summer and throughout the season.

Shrub: Leathery dark green foliage. Height- 10-12ft, width- 3-6ft. Long canes.

Disease susceptibility:  Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant

Fragrance: Strong citrus fragrance

Hardiness zone : 3

Kiss Me Kate – Climber

Extremely fragrant medium pink blooms with a classical bud shape. A vigorous climber with dark green, disease resistant foliage.

Bred by W. Kordes & Sons (Germany, 2005).

Introduced in Germany by W. Kordes’ Söhne (Retail) in 2016 as ‘Kiss Me Kate”

Blooms: Large, very double, medium rose pink, quartered blooms have a classical bud shape. The long stems provide the perfect blooms for cutting and placing in the home. Flowers are very full, up to 90 petals, 2.75” diameter, in small clusters. Smothered in medium pink roses from early summer until the final fall bloom.

Shrub: Height 7ft, width 4ft. Vigorous climber with dark green foliage. Soft canes suitable for smaller fences or arbours.

Disease susceptibility: excellent disease resistance.

Fragrance: Strong green apple, lemon, myrrh, raspberry, sweet fragrance

Hardiness zone: 4

Double Delight – Hybrid Tea

One of the most instantly recognizable Hybrid Teas with creamy white blooms blushed with strawberry red; no two flowers exactly the same.

A good variety for bedding with its attractive, bushy growth. Strong, spicy fragrance.

Multiple Award winning rose

Bred by Herbert C. Swim and A.E. & A.W. Ellis(United States, before 1976).

Introduced in United States by Armstrong Nursery in 1977 as ‘Double Delight’.

Bloom: bloom is rich cream with red edges. A large, double high centred bloom with 17-25 petals.  Average diameter 4-5”. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Shrub: upright shrub 3-4ft tall,  2-3ft wide. Large matte, medium green foliage.

Disease Susceptibility: susceptible to mildew and black spot

Fragrance: Strong spicy fragrance

Hardiness zone: 4b-5

Double Ambre – Shrub

Glowing amber fully double English style roses on a compact plant with excellent healthy foliage. High gloss deep green leaves.

Bred by Brad Jalbert, Select Roses (Canada 2021)

Bloom:  Glowing shades of amber orange with a stunning English style bloom.

Shrub: This floribunda is bushy and dense. A 3ft tall, 3ft wide shrub. Healthy, glossy deep green foliage.

Disease susceptibility: excellent resistance

Fragrance: Fresh, sweet fragrance with hint of green apple

Hardiness Zone: 5

Emily Carr – Canadian Artist Series

A rich, red, disease-resistant rose with exceptional hardiness and continuous bloom!. This rose is named in honour of Canadian artist and writer Emily Carr (1871 – 1945). Carr was heavily inspired by the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast and was one of the first painters in Canada to adopt a modernist and post-impressionist painting style.

Bred by Lynn M. Collecutt,  Agriculture Canada (Canada 2007)

Bloom:  High-centered buds open to large, semi-double blooms ( 9-16 petals) that are nearly 3 inches in diameter. Continuous repeat bloomer. Blooms are in small clusters and cupped form. Produces decorative hips.

Shrub: Reaches 4 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide with large matte green leaves and an upright habit.

Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, mildew resistant , susceptible to blackspot

Fragrance: no fragrance

Hardiness zone: 3

Felix LeClerc – Artist Series

One of the first roses in the Canadian Artists Series.The Canadian Artist series honours notable contributors to the arts. This rose pays tribute to French-Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, writer, actor and Québécois political activist Felix Leclerc (1914 – 1988).

Pink blooms borne in clusters continue throughout the season on this very hardy shrub. Excellent disease resistance, very little care required. Useful as a pillar or climber.

Bred by Dr. Felicitas Svejda (Canada, 1977)Introduced in Canada by Agriculture Canada, Saint Jean sur Richelieu, Quebec. in 2007 as ‘Félix Leclerc’.

Blooms: Full, 4inch diameter, double (17-25petals), lightly fragrant pink blooms repeat in flushes through much of the season. Cluster flowered.

Shrub : Nearly thornless, arching canes with matte green, holly-like foliage reach 3 to 10 feet high and 3 to 6 feet wide, depending on climate. Can be grown as a pillar or tall shrub.

Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant

Fragrance: mild musk fragrance

Hardiness zone: 3

James Galway – David Austin Rose*

Flutist James Galway was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 8 December 1939. His namesake rose was presented at the May 2000 Chelsea Flower Show

James Galway is a tough, disease-free rose that is excellent for the back of a mixed border and can also be grown as a Climber topping out around 12′. His flowers are 4″ across and full with over 100 petals shading to pale pink at the edges. He is a continuous bloomer with a delicious, old rose fragrance.

Bred by David Austin, (Introduced in 2000)

Bloom: Medium Light pink blooms. Average diameter 3.25″.  Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  

Shrub: Medium – Tall, climbing, upright.  Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  Height: 4¼’ to 8′ (130 to 245cm).  Width: 42″ to 10′ (105 to 305cm).

Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant

Fragrance: Old rose fragrance

Hardiness zone: 5

Lichfield Angel – David Austin Rose*

Named after an 8th century limestone sculptured panel, discovered in Lichfield Cathedral.

Featuring a lovely rounded and bushy habit, this ravishing rose bush is a superb addition to beds and borders, planted with roses or other shrubs and perennials. Its soft colouring will very easily blend with a wide range of colour schemes.

Bred by David Austin (Introduced in 2006)

Blooms:Pale peachy pink buds gradually open to form neatly cupped, cream rosettes. Each bloom has a perfect ring of waxy petals enclosing numerous smaller petals. Eventually the petals turn back to form a large, domed flower. 95 to 110 petals.  Average diameter 3.5″.  Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned, rosette, scalloped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Pointed, ovoid buds.  

Shrub:It forms a vigorous, rounded, almost thornless shrub, its blooms nodding attractively on the branch. Medium, bushy, rounded.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  Height: up to 47″ (up to 120cm).  Width: up to 39″ (up to 100cm).

Disease Susceptibility: very good disease resistance, black spot resistant 

Fragrance: light musk/mild clove fragrance

Hardiness zone: 5

Munstead Wood – David Austin Rose*

Munstead Woods is a stunning English Old Rose Hybrid, with fully pedalled (up to 74 petals) blossoms, light crimson in bud, but as the centre gradually reveals itself, becomes a rich velvety crimson.

Munstead Wood is a house (1897) and garden (from 1883) built by Gertrude Jekyll in Busbridge, Goldalming, it was where she wrote many of her gardening books.

Bred by David Austin, ( Introduced in 2007)

Blooms: Bears very deep, velvety crimson blooms, with lighter coloured outer petals. Up to 74 petals. They are deeply cupped at first, becoming shallowly cupped with time. Medium sized blooms. Excellent repeat flowering.

Shrub: The medium sized, bushy, spreading growth forms a broad shrub; the young red-bronze leaves later turn mid-green. 3ft tall by 31/2ft wide. Vigorous

Disease susceptibility: Excellent disease resistance

Fragrance: There is a strong Old Rose fragrance with fruity notes of blackberry, blueberry and damson notes.

Hardiness zone: 5

Marmalade Skies – Floribunda

Brilliant, tangerine-orange blooms cover this compact, everblooming, neat plant. Marmalade Skies™ is ideal for low borders, or as a specimen in any landscape. The clusters of blooms make a perfect, single-stemmed bouquet.

Bred by Alain Meilland (France2001)

Blooms:Tangerine-orange blooms are produced in abundance from the beginning to end of the season. One stem can produce clusters of 5-8 bloom on a strong stem. Average diameter 3″. Medium, double (17-25 petals), in large clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  

Shrub: Bushy, healthy plant having medium olive green satiny foliage.Height: 3′ to 4′ (90 to 120cm).  Width: 3′ (90cm).

Disease Susceptibility: good disease resistance

Fragrance:Lightly fragrant

Hardiness zone: 5

Neil Diamond – Hybrid Tea

This rose is a “diamond” in the garden. His classic rose fragrance sets the stage while his unique speckled and striped blooms steal the show. With colours varying from dark raspberry to blush white, Neil Diamond’s blooms sit atop long stems and are draped with medium green, glossy foliage. Not only does this rose have a punch of colour, but it can also fight off powdery mildew and rust. The long, pointed buds open up to double, classically formed flowers with 40-50 petals each. Add Neil Diamond to your “music” section of the garden, and he will perform all season long!

Bred by Tom Carruth (Weeks Roses  2015)

Bloom: Double bloom, is pink with white stripes. Medium large, about 4 to 5 inch diameter, 40-50 petal count, long, elegant and pointed buds.

Shrub: medium green glossy foliage, tall shrub- up to 5ft tall. 4ft wide

Disease susceptibility:  very good resistance

Fragrance: very fragrant

Hardiness zone: 4

Olivia Rose – David Austin Rose*

Pretty buds open to beautiful, cupped rosettes of an even, mid pink colouring. They have a light to medium fruity fragrance. It commences flowering exceptionally early in the season and flowers in flushes until well into the fall. It forms a very healthy, well-balanced shrub with dark green foliage, which shows off the flowers to the very best effect. Named after the daughter of David Austin Junior and granddaughter of David Austin Senior.

Bred by David Austin ( Introduced in 2014)

Blooms: Mid pink blooms. Average diameter 3.5”. Medium to large blooms, very full, (41+ petals- up to 90petals) cupped, rosette bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Shrub: Medium Shrub, 4 1/2ft tall and 3 1/2ft wide.

Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant

Fragrance: Light-medium, Fruity fragrance

Hardiness zone: 4

Oscar Peterson – Artist Series

Oscar Peterson was born on August 15, 1925 in Montreal, Quebec. Playing Piano from a young age, he grew to become one of the foremost jazz musicians of his time. His 65 year career is highlighted by performances and recordings with many Jazz greats, as well as over 300 compositions. His work has been well recognized, achieving many awards and honours, among which are 8 Grammy Awards and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement. Oscar Peterson passed away on December 23, 2007, but his musical legacy lives on.

Bred by Larry Dyck , Agriculture Canada, 2016

Lovely white semi-double blooms with a hint of butter yellow and golden centres appear throughout the season on a low bushy shrub; well suited for landscaping, for containers, or a low flowering hedge; a very hardy variety

Blooms: The large semi-double flowers are cream coloured in bud, opening to a pure white with a centre of yellow stamens. A very good repeat bloomer. Oscar Peterson Rose features showy white flowers with gold eyes and buttery yellow centres at the ends of the branches from early summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting.

Shrub: The rose is upright in habit with clean glossy foliage. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. Height 3’-4’ x width 2’

Disease susceptibility: Exceptionally disease resistant

Fragrance: slight fragrance, Hardiness zone: 3

Poseidon – Floribunda

Poseidon™ is a striking rose, blooming lavender cups of frilly old-fashioned, large and very full flowers. This very healthy and robust plant is upright, and grows 3′ – 4′ tall. Named after the German poet “Novalis”, who used the blue rose as a symbol for love and yearning.

Bred by W Kordes’ & Sons (Germany  2011)

Bloom: Average diameter 4″.  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped, rosette bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed, ovoid buds.  Plant in partial shade for best colour.

Shrub:  Bushy, upright.  Semi-glossy, light green foliage. 5 leaflets. Upright shrub, 3-4ft tall, healthy,

Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, blackspot resistant.  

Fragrance: mild fruity fragrance

Hardiness zone: 5

South Africa – Grandiflora

There are so many reasons to love this rose – her fragrance, the large, apricot blooms, and how she keeps her colour without fading are just a few! South Africa was the recipient of the Gold Standard Award in 2009 and the Glasgow Gold Medal in 2006.

Bred by W. Kordes and Sons (Germany 2001)

Blooms: The rich glowing amber flowers of South Africa are in a class of their own. Their radiance can be seen from afar. The blooms are non-fading, large and double (17-25 petals), large cluster-flowered, with a high-centred bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.

Shrub: South Africa has dark green foliage, with an upright growth habit, and       reaches 4′ – 5′ in height.

Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant

Fragrance: very fragrant

Hardiness zone: 5

Tangerine Skies – Climbing Rose

The classically shaped buds on this Climbing Rose open into 4-inch wide tangerine blooms. This is a very floriferous and strongly scented variety with dark green and glossy foliage. May be used as a pillar or large shrub rose in colder climates.

Bred by W. Kordes & Sons ( Germany 2017)

Blooms: The classically shaped buds on this Climbing Rose open into 4-inch wide tangerine blooms. Very floriferous. Blooms have up to 25 petals.  Average diameter 3.5″.  Large, double blooms borne mostly solitary,but can be found in small cluster bloom form.  Sparse, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  

Shrub: Up to 8ft tall, 4ft wide, Dark green glossy foliage. May be used as a pillar or large shrub rose in colder climates. 3-7 leaflets

Disease susceptibility: excellent disease resistance

Fragrance: mild to medium fragrance

Hardiness zone: 5

Tess of the D’urbervilles – Austin Climber*

A striking climber bearing large, deeply cupped, bright crimson-red blooms, with a pleasing Old Rose fragrance. It is a relatively compact climber clothed in large, dark green leaves.

“Tess of the d’Urbervilles”, is a novel by Thomas Hardy, published 1891.

Bred by David Austin (Introduced in 1998)

Blooms: Large, 4”, crimson red blooms. Repeat blooming. They are of a nice, deeply curved shape in the early stages; the petals turning back to give a less formal but still attractive flower. They bend over with their weight, to give an elegant effect.

Shrub: Robust, short climbing rose, 2.5meters tall, Short, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy. Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.

Disease susceptibility: excellent disease resistant

Fragrance: Medium, Old Rose/ fruity myrrh fragrance.

Hardiness zone:  5

Winnipeg Parks – Shrub – Parkland Series

A real show-stopper with semi-double blooms of vibrant deep pink that repeat well from summer until late fall. Young foliage is maroon, turning dark green as it matures on an exceptionally hardy shrub.

Winnipeg Parks Shrub Rose is covered in stunning lightly-scented cherry red flowers with a rose reverse at the ends of the branches from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has attractive dark red-tipped dark green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring.

Bred by Henry H. Marshall (Canada, 1981)..

Henry Marshall was the breeder at Morden through the 1981 breeding season. He retired 15 Sept 1981

Bloom:  Deep pink, double (17-25petals) blooms, repeat bloomer.

Shrub:  Bushy, upright.  Matte, medium green foliage.  Height: 30″ (75cm).  

Disease susceptibility : 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.

Fragrance: lightly scented

Hardiness zone: 4

Morden Blush – Shrub – Parkland Series

Probably the most floriferous and long blooming of the Canadian Parkland Series, this rose makes a wonderful addition to your garden. Very beautiful pointed buds of ivory and blush, much admired for floral and bridal bouquets.

Bred by Henry H. Marshall (Canada, 1976)

Blooms: Semi double, blushed pink and ivory blooms (2”) blooming from late spring till fall.  Blooms emerge from distinctive pink buds, and make excellent cut flowers.

Shrub: Low growing compact moderately fast growing with glossy medium green foliage. 3ft tall, 3ft wide.

Disease susceptibility: 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.

Fragrance: lightly fragrant

Hardiness zone: 3