Breeding Hardier Roses for the Prairies.

Title: Breeding Hardier Roses for the Prairies.

Author: Skinner, Hugh

Published in: Prairie Garden 2008 Issue 69, p5, (2008).



Abstract: “The article focuses on breeding hardier roses for the Canadian Prairies. There are four species of native roses with five-petalled pink flowers in the prairie landscapes. Rosa blanda or the Hudson’s Bay or Smooth rose has been used by breeders of hardy shrub roses. The Rosa acicularis or Prickly rose is found at the edge of the forest or aspen groves in partly shaded growing conditions.”