This one is new to us, but rose specialist Bob Osborne in New Brunswick tells us it is a rambling rose of high vigor, good for climbing, displays medium-full, cupped and flat (globular) lavender blooms of small flowers in large clusters in early summer. Little to no fragrance. Had some tip damage around –30°—not too shabby. About breeding hardy roses, MacPhail told the CBC in a 2017 interview: “The goal is to get them so we can live with them and they’re not too ugly—because some roses are terribly ugly.” He goes on to say, “My wife hates roses! If I get anything for my wife for any occasion, I have to get her carnations.” Maybe he’ll convince her with this one? Very hardy. Z4. (9–18" bare-root plants)
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