John Cabot Rose

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The John Cabot Rose, bears pale crimson purple flowers in clusters of 3-10. These extremely hardy shrub roses were bred in Canada, and were the first of the series of Explorer roses.

They are very "easy to grow" roses, that super hardy, and disease resistant. They are a good choice for shrub roses, or roses for the back of the garden.

The crimson colored, semi-double flowers have occasional white streaks, and fine stamens in the center. They fade slightly with age.

Type Shrub Rose

Hybridizer Svejda 1987

Blooms fushia colored flowers are semi-double in clusters. Flowers are 2 1/2” across, with 40 petals

Growth Habits Upright, tall, bushy grower, that can reach 8’ or more

Foliage medium, yellow green, matte, numerous prickles (thorns)

Fragrance Moderate fragrance Light/musky

Awards Portland Gold Medal 2003

Hardy Zone 3-9

This Kordessi rose bush, is in constant bloom, and makes a nice color statement in the garden.

It is often used as a hedge, or even a small climber in warmer climates, where it might grow to around 9'. It will become a tall arching bush.

This rose makes a nice rose hedge, that can be kept trimmed lower, to make a nice surround for the back of the garden, or plant it where you can enjoy the slightly musky scented blooms. Behind a garden bench or seated area would be a good choice.

It is considered a rather trouble-free rose.

If a rose is grown in Canada, you can be sure that it is winter hardy for sure!

It has dense, plentiful leaf coverage of an unusual yellow/green color, and long, curving prickles (thorns). The medium sized foliage contrasts nicely with the fuchsia flower petals.

This shrub rose was named for the explorer "John Cabot" who was the first sailor to go looking for the Northwest Passage.


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