William Baffin Rose Bush
Canadian Explorer Rose
William Baffin rose bush. Climbing roses William Baffin. This heavy blooming, pink-flowered Canadian Explorer rose will grace gardens as far north as zone 3 with color from mid summer to frost.
This seedling of Rosa 'Kordesii' was hybridized by Svedja and introduced in 1974. Since its introduction, Baffin roses have won no less than 8 Shrub rose awards from various rose societies around the U.S.
The hot pink, semi-double flowers are slightly cupped and scentless. They appear in great profusion in late June or July and will continue to repeat until frost if you feed it during the summer.
But be warned, the more you fertilize it, the more it will grow. And William Baffin roses are great growers. Large, vigorous, healthy shrub roses that can get to be 7 feet tall and will sometimes sucker from the root.
This Baffin rose bush is being used to hide a post. The picture was taken from behind the shrub so that you can see the post which is not visible from the house.
If you do not want a thicket, dig the 2 or 3 suckers that will form each season up. On the plus side, this suckering habit makes it easy to increase your collection of these beautiful flowers.
William Baffin is not truly a Climbing rose but a tall Shrub rose whose very thorny canes can be trained to climb.
It blooms on new wood so prune it in the spring. It will take any amount of pruning you wish to do but it does not need much. As long as you remove any dead wood each season, it will thrive.
The common rose diseases
do not usually bother Baffin roses.
One of the hardiest hybrid roses in cultivation today, William Baffin will sometimes come through a zone 4 winter without any die back.
It is recommended for planting in zones 3a-9b.
Pink Meidiland Rose
The single rose flowers of the Pink Meidiland rose bush are contrasted against it glossy, bright green leaves. Meidiland roses are easy-to-grow, own-root French Shrub roses. Buy a Meidiland landscape rose here.
The semi-double flowered Champlain rose is an extremely cold tolerant Canadian Explorer rose. Clusters of blood red roses grace the free blooming shrub from early summer until stopped by a hard frost.
Cuthbert Grant Rose
Hybrid Tea roses
adorn the Cuthbert Grant rose from earliest spring to frost. This Shrub rose is unique in that it blooms on new and old wood. Best of the cold hardy Explorer Series roses.
Carefree Beauty Rose
The Carefree Beauty rose plant was hybridized by Griffith Buck and introduced in 1977. Dr. Buck is famous for creating tough, cold climate roses and Carefree Beauty Shrub roses exemplify this.
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