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'Assiniboine' rose Description
'Assiniboine' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Harris, Peter G.
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Deep pink Shrub.
Registration name: Assiniboine
Bred by Henry H. Marshall (Canada, 1954).
Introduced in Canada by Agriculture Canada, Morden, Manitoba in circa 1962 as 'Assiniboine'.
Hybrid Suffulta, Shrub.  
Deep pink to red, yellow stamens.  Mild fragrance.  10 to 12 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, semi-double (9-16 petals) bloom form.  Spring or summer flush with scattered later bloom.  
Bushy, suckers on its own roots.  Glossy foliage.  7 leaflets.  

Height: 3' to 4' (90 to 120cm).  
USDA zone 3a and warmer.  Very hardy.  produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to disease, susceptible to rust .  
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
hybrid of R. arkansana T. Porter var. suffulta (Greene) 'Cockerell' x 'Donald Prior'. MR 12 lists the cross in reverse, as ' Donald Prior' x R. arkansana - Erksine (pers. Corresp. To W. Schowalter 3/26/65) T. Porter is the botanist who coined the name R. arkansana. {Elliott/Pittao database}

In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data were taken on well-established roses.

Seedling Nr.: 54 (year) 02 (donald Prior) 01 (R. arkansana) 01 (first seedling)
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