'Mrs. John McNabb' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Jukka K
White, near white or white blend Shrub.
Registration name: Mrs. John McNabb
Hybrid Rugosa, Shrub, Species Cross.
White, blush shading. Mild fragrance. 15 to 20 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium, semi-double to double bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
Arching, thornless (or almost). Dark green foliage.
Height: up to 5' (up to 150cm). Width: up to 5' (up to 150cm).
USDA zone 2b and warmer. Very hardy. Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood.. Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Although the breeder himself says that Rosa beggeriana was the parent, what he knew as beggeriana was actually Rosa laxa, Retzius, as established in "Mislabeling and the Birth of a Legend." See References.