Tuesday, June 01, 2010

The Roses are Blooming

The roses in my garden are beautiful this year. The nearly wilds have begun to bloom and the ones in the photos are in full bloom- John Davis, John Cabot, and Cuthbert Grant.

John Cabot is a Climbing Shrub (Explorer Series, 1978). Double, rosy pink, fragrant flowers bloom freely in mid-season with fall repeat. Climbs 8 to 12 feet or can be grown as a shrub. Glossy, medium green, disease-resistant foliage. An excellent climber for cold regions. Hardy to zone 3

John Davis is a Kordesii Shrub (Svejda, Explorer Series, 1986). Medium pink double blooms with old-fashioned form (40 petals) and spicy perfume occur in large clusters. The plant flowers freely and foliage has high resistance to black spot and powdery mildew. Growth habit is trailing and forms a 5 foot by 7 foot shrub. Hardy. (Zone 3, rr, f)

Cuthbert Grant is a Canadian Shrub (Parkland Series, 1989). Large, velvety, dark red semi-double blooms in fragrant clusters grace this shrub in late spring, repeating through the fall. A bushy shrub with glossy green, disease resistant foliage. Height and width 3 feet. Hardy to zone 3

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