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'Mrs. John McNabb' rose Description
'Mrs. John McNabb' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jukka K
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
6 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Shrub.
Registration name: Mrs. John McNabb
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Frank Leith Skinner (Canada, 1941).
Class:
Hybrid Rugosa, Shrub, Species Cross.  
Bloom:
White, blush shading.  Mild fragrance.  15 to 20 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, semi-double to double bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Arching, thornless (or almost).  Dark green foliage.  

Height: up to 5' (up to 150cm).  Width: up to 5' (up to 150cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 2b and warmer.  Very hardy.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.  
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
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.
 
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