These roses were developed at the Morden Experiment Station on the plains of
Canada. They are wind, alkaline soil, and winter tolerant. There is no need to
mound soil over a graft or to lay canes down and cover for winter. These all
grow on their own roots and any winter die-back doesn’t remove varietal
character. They, climbers included, bloom on new wood so a bad winter never
results in a year without blooms. They include the Parkland series, Canadian Explorer series and a few other hardy ones.
Put the rose spray and dust away, they are disease resistant and we’ve not
seen cane borers bother these either. Bloom season is from summer to frost with
just a bit of a slump during the hottest part of July. Leave the late season
blooms on the plants to develop large, showy rose hips for winter color and to
encourage canes to harden off before winter. Pruning is best left until April
to remove any die-back. These are truly easy care! Consider surrounding your
plants with nepeta, thyme, oregano and agastaches to keep the deer at bay and to
provide shaded soil for the rose plants. They handle full sun. Water during
periods of peak bloom in hot, drying winds.
Parkland Series - Bush and Shrub Roses - Zone 3
Extremely floriferous vigorous arching stemmed shrub that develops beautiful
form over several years. Foliage is a fine-textured dark green, slightly
fragrant blooms are in clusters of up to 25 semi-double darkest pink to bright
red flowers, hips are orange. Resistant to powdery mildew.
At 2.5’ tall by 1.5’ wide, this little gem is very classic in form. Plentiful
pointed buds open into semi-double lightest blush pink, sweetly scented flowers
followed by orange hips in fall. The longest blooming Morden rose, this one is
resistant to powdery mildew and black spot.
Fragrant, velvety crimson red 4” double flowers on dark green broad, upright
3-4’ by 3-4’ medium sized shrub. Recurrent bloom (First flush in June then
repeated late July to frost.)
Unique bi-color 3” double flowers are fiery orange with red reverse on a 2’
by 1.5’ dark green upright bush . Enjoy the show from early
summer to frost, and they have a light fragrance.
If you love Peace Rose this fragrant beauty is for you! Bright yellow-orange
buds become 3” semi-double open-faced flowers with wavy orange petals grading to
clear yellow at the base where orange stamens add to the show. Foliage is
glossy, dark green on this 3’ by 3’ compact rounded Everblooming plant.
This is perhaps the most planted Parkland rose. The fully double 3 inch
recurrent blooms are a bright fuchsiaburgundy shade that pop out against medium
green foliage trimmed in reddish edges and with reddish new growth. We’ve seen a
young bush with nine blooms at once plus unopened buds! These compact rounded
almost 3 foot tall bushes have big rose hips added for winter interest.
Vivid pink buds open into 4” double, lightly fragranced blooms recurring from
June until frost. At 4-6’ by 4-6’ this rounded shrub is the biggest of the
Morden Experiment station beauties unless you prune for size control. Abundant
orange rose hips add striking winter interest.
Hope For Humanity
Hope for Humanity
This is a blood-red 3” double everblooming
(June-September)member of the Canadian Parkland Series of roses
developed at the Morden Research Station.Growth habit is upright-rounded. Mature size is 4-6’ Tall and
an upright arching member of the Canadian Parkland Series that
grows 6-8’ tall by 5-6’ wide if not pruned for
size control. After an early summer heavy flush of double pale pink blooms,
flowering will continue to be produced throughout the season.
Canadian Explorer Series: Hardy to Zone 2
This 6’ pillar rose with clusters of 9 to 15 deep burgundy 2” double blooms
with bright gold stamens is a spicy fragranced recurrent bloomer—from June to
frost.. Don’t prune late season blooms and enjoy clusters of small orange hips
until birds have a winter snack. (Wax wings are fond of these.)
Vigorous 8-10’ climber or pillar with arching stems and 2˝” fuchsia pink
double fragrant blooms may have a few splashes of white on the petals in summer.
This recurrent bloomer—June to frost —will need some post winter pruning but a
few minutes’ snipping is no big deal compared to the summer display!
This easily trellised arching 6-10’ pillar rose is the hardiest from a
favorite grower. Really large clusters of 2.5” clear pink slightly fragranced
semi-double blooms are recurrent from June to September.
Other Hardy Roses
This is an heirloom rose of unknown ancestry with intense rose fragrance
also hinting of citrus.2” white single
to semi-double blooms, opening to expose a golden yellow center are borne in
clusters of 20 or more.Glossy dark
green foliage covers the broad-rounded to rambling shrub that tolerates alkaline
soils growing 4-6’ Tall and Wide.Bloom time:June through September. Zone 4. It likes full sun.
an upright arching 5-6’ tall and wide Rugosa hybrid rose.Clusters of 2.5” dark velvety red semi-double blooms will
recur from June until frost. Zone 4.