Henry Hudson Rose

White Shrub Roses

henry hudson roseHenry Hudson

The Henry Hudson rose is a modern Hybrid Rugosa Shrub rose that is extremely hardy.

It is considered one of the most successful attempts to produce an extremely hardy rose that could withstand the harsh winters in Canada.

The clear white, double flowers on the Henry Hudson rose have a hint of pink at the tips of the petals. The attractive cupped flowers  display a center of yellow stamens.

To keep the bush looking tidy, you should deadhead the flowers as they fade. Because they do not fall readily, they become unattractive on the plant if not removed.

Type Hybrid Rugosa (Shrub Roses)

Hybridizer Dr. Felicitas Svejda 1976

Blooms White, semi-double, flattened ruffled flowers are 2 1/2-3". Cupped shaped flowers have around 25 petals

Growth Habits This bush grows low 1 1/2-3', and is quite bushy. It is a vigorous grower, that spreads through suckers on the root system.

Foliage Hardy abundant foliage is small in size, medium green, and leathery

Fragrance Intense (nice) Spicy/Clove fragrance

Hardy Zone

extremely hardy zones 2/3-9


This shrub rose can be used as a bedding plant. It makes a nice rose for a border also.

Large clusters of pretty white flowers with yellow centers makes it a good choice for a low hedge.

The buds are tipped with pink, then open to clear flattened, semi-double white flowers with golden stamens. The pretty flowers have lots of small, papery looking petals.

The first flush of flowers is the best, with more blooms repeating through the Summer and Fall. Deadhead the plant for the best flowers, as faded flowers do not fall well.

This is a very disease resistant rose! It is also one of the most winter-hardy roses you will find. It is hardy all the way to zone 3.

These hardy roses 'Henry Hudson' commemorate the explorer who died vainly while searching for the Northwest passage. It is one of the roses in the "Explorer" series.



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