Compact bushy shrub-type everblooming rose. Clusters of semi-double lightly fragrant 2–3" velvety red flowers bloom prolifically all season long. Small center of yellow stamens. Petals are slightly wrinkled but never frilly and will turn purplish as they fade. Flowers appear in early July in central Maine and continue until hard frost. Glowing orange-red hips in winter.
Named for the explorer Samuel de Champlain who is said to be the first European to cultivate roses in North America. Resistant to mildew, blackspot, and even aphids. May die back in Zone 3 but should recover nicely; winter protection will help. Certainly hardy to Z4. (9-18" bare-root plants)
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