Hortico's Hardy Canadian Explorer Roses

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The Explorer series is a set of rose varieties specially developed to survive the Canadian winters by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) at Morden Research Station in Manitoba. They are exceptional for their hardiness in Canada. They require minimal care and are environmentally friendly, needing minimal sprays. They are hardy down to -35 C with only snow as protection, are disease resistant, flower repeatedly throughout the summer, require only minimal pruning and come in a variety of colours and sizes. See also their Parkland Series.

(Many thanks to AAFC and Dr. Campbell Davidson for permission to reproduce their information and rose photos. Hortico is a licensed distributor of these roses and pays a royalty for each one sold.)


Roses in this Series

De Montarville De Montarville
aka: AC de Montarville
Cat # SHDEMO10     Roses: Modern and Old Shrub Roses
Hardy to Zone 3, Height:5ft., Disease Resistant, Repeater,
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Pink double blooms (up to 25 petals) have a lighter pink reverse and offer a mild, fruity fragrance; Average diameter 2.75" blooms are borne mostly solitary form; An occasional repeater later in the season; Arching habit and almost thornless

Bred by Dr. Ian S. Ogilvie (Canada, 1982). Bred by Dr. Felicitas Svejda (Canada, 1982). Introduced in Canada by Agriculture Canada L'Assomption Quebec in 1997 as 'De Montarville'

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Frontenac Frontenac
aka: RSM FR
Cat # SHFRON10     Roses: Modern and Old Shrub Roses
Hardy to Zone 2, Height:4ft., Disease Resistant, Repeater,
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Deep pink, 3" double blooms (up to 25 petals) have white undertones, golden-yellow stamens and offer a mild fragrance; An occasional repeater; Dense habit with glossy, dark green foliage; Can reach up to 3 feet in width; Very hardy

Bred by Dr. Felicitas Svejda (Canada, 1981). Introduced in Canada by Agriculture Canada L'Assomption Quebec in 1993 as 'Frontenac'.

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George Vancouver George Vancouver
Cat # SHGEVA10     Roses: Modern and Old Shrub Roses
Hardy to Zone 3, Height:3ft., Repeater,
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Red to deep pink double blooms (up to 24 petals) have yellow stamens and offer a mild fragrance; Average diameter 2.75" blooms are in clustered and cupped form; An occasional repeater; Thorny with glossy, medium green foliage; Hardy

Bred by Dr. Ian S. Ogilvie (Canada, 1983). Bred by Dr. Felicitas Svejda (Canada, 1983). Introduced in Canada by Agriculture Canada L'Assomption Quebec in 1995 as 'George Vancouver'.

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John Davis John Davis
Cat # SHJODA10     Roses: Modern and Old Shrub Roses
Hardy to Zone 2, Height:7ft., Repeater,
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Light pink double blooms (up to 40 petals) have yellow stamens and offer a spice fragrance; Average diameter 3.5" blooms are in clustered form; An occasional repeater; Very hardy but may benefit from spring pruning and freeze protection in cold climates

Bred by Dr. Felicitas Svejda (Canada, 1977). Introduced in Canada by Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Ontario (Central Experimental Farm) in 1977 as 'John Davis'

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