Selecting Hardy Roses for Northern Climates

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10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Booklet
Abstract: 

Provides info for home gardeners and garden center personnel that will enable them to select roses that are hardy enough to survive winters in USDA Plant Hardiness zones 2, 3 and 4 and need little long-term maintenance. Includes 3 lists: (1) roses that are low maintenance due to their hardiness and disease resistance; (2) roses that may not be entirely hardy, may need some protection, and are susceptible to disease and need applications of fungicide, and (3) wild roses that can adapt to low-maintenance landscapes. Also has lists of mail order sources for shrub roses and public rose gardens in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Gives class, flower color/type, information on blooming frequency, plant size and habit, hardiness zone adaptation and miscellaneous comments for each of the more that 100 cultivars and species included in the lists.

Author: 
Vera A. Krischik, Kathryn J. Bevacqua, Anne M. Hanchek
Topic Areas: 
Horticulture
Landscape
Environmental Health
Target Audience: 
Consumers
Business Community
Adult
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Pages/Length: 
8 pages
Date Produced/Published: 
1997
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
$1.50 + S&H
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

MES Distr Ctr (order@dc.extension.umn.edu, fax 612/625-6281). Credit cards: 800/876-8636, 612/624-4900.

Organization code of item (if any): 
FO-6750-SEEK
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