Tom’s Favorite Cold Hardy Rose – Bagicha Bazaar


Tom Sternberg is sharing some photos today of roses he’s grown in the sometimes harsh climate of the Canadian prairies.

Roses are difficult here.Prairie author W. O. Mitchell expressed the frustration of trying to grow roses in the extreme climate of the Canadian prairie. Tea Roses and David Austin may live for a while, but there are no guarantees. Some wonderful new hardy varieties are now my favorites.

‘Henry Kelsey’ is one of the oldest, and has abundant small red flowers with yellow centers.

Close-up of bright red Dolly Parton rosesThe beautiful ‘Dolly Parton’ did not succeed last winter.

Close-up of light pink morden blush rose‘Modern Blush’ is very cold hardy and has romantic pink flowers. The rose was bred with the word “morden” in its name. Morden Research Station In Manitoba, and beautiful for cold weather, there are very durable plants.

Bright pink Canadian shield roseThe ‘Canadian Shield’ is new to me this year. It is part of the 49th parallel series of roses, which was developed in Vineland Research and Innovation Center in Vineland, Ontario.

Bright pink and yellow Campfire Tom Thompson rose‘Campfire Tom Thompson’, another Canadian-bred rose, is part of the Canadian Artist Series. Its flowers have a beautiful range of colors.

Close-up of a red Morden fireglow rose beginning to bloom.‘Morden Fireglow’ produces deep, rich red flowers on a very cold hardy plant.

Close-up of bright pink ever-lone flowers‘Akele Kabhi Nai’ is a beautiful rose bred at the modern research station and designated as a fundraiser. Ever Alone Cancer Foundation. A beautiful flower, as beautiful as the cause it supports!

Peach-colored Olds College rose‘Olds College’ is another modern variety, named in honor of the centenary of Olds College in Alberta.

Bright pink Felix Leclerc climbing rose‘Felix Leclerc’ is another in the Canadian Artists Series of roses, a beautiful, almost thornless cold hardy climber.

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