State/Province __Ontario________________  City  _____Toronto___________________Zone___5 US___________

 

Date of Inspection ____Spring___________________, 2003     Min Winter Temp.  -25C_______C or F

 

Home Thermometer or Reported _both_____________                   Max Windchill __-40C____ C or F 

 

Your Name/ Optional  ____C. Lonero_______________________________   Exposed Canes; Yes, No   ___yes___X___

 

Winter Protection You Use  _hilling, snow, and overturned pots and baskets______________________________________________________________

 

Please Write Comments For Any Variety That You Feel May Warrant Them On A Blank Page

 

Variety Name

Group

Damage Observed

None, Snowline+, Crown, Dead

Protected, Yes or No

Hardiness Data

Hardy, Snowline,  Mulch, Crown,

Recovery Results

Excellent, Good,

Poor, Dead

 

Graham Thomas

 

 

Austin

canes dead to snowline (about 2 ft) with some mulching

snowline (about 2 feet)

excellent

 

Cl. Iceberg

 

 

floribunda

below snowline, no mulch

crown

slow—one cane left unpruned is budding

 

New Dawn

 

 

Wichurana

below snowline, no mulch

crown

good

Henry Kelsey

 

 

 

Explorer

none

very hardy

excellent

Fair Bianca

 

 

 

Austin

snowline 

protected? can’t remember if mulched

snowline

slow to bud out

 

Belle Story

 

 

Austin

snowline (about 2 ft) probably mulched

snowline

excellent

 

Gloire de Dijon

 

 

tea/noisette

none, with major protection—mulch, straw, covered with huge heavy plastic pot

not considered hardy here but has survived three winters

excellent

Lady Penzance

 

 

 

 

 

 

eglanteria

none—no protection

hardy

excellent

Rubrifolia

 

 

 

species

none—no protection

hardy

excellent

Roseraie de l’Hay

 

 

 

rugosa

none—no protection

hardy

excellent

 

Heritage

 

 

Austin

canes looked very damaged but most have budded (five foot plant)

sheltered location

after waiting to see how well the canes would do, ended up cutting back down to the snow line

excellent

Othello

Austin

dieback to snow line, mulched

snowline

excellent

Gertrude Jeckyll

Austin

snowline, mulched

snowline

excellent

St. Cecilia

Austin

snowline, mulched

snowline

 

The Prince

Austin

none, under overturned pot with lots of snow on top

with protection

excellent

Glamis Castle

Austin

needed a bit of pruning under overturned pot with lots of snow—may not have been caused by winter

with protection

excellent

Eugene Beauharnais

Austin

needed a bit of pruning under overturned pot with lots of snow—may not have been caused by winter

with protection

excellent

Deuil de Paul Fontaine

Moss

minimal protection, only a little damage

hardy

good

 

Konigin von Danemark

Alba

no protection other than somewhat sheltered location, a little tip and cane damage

hardy

good

Abraham Darby

Austin

my largest rose was heavily damaged, loss of entire canes and others pruned to snowline, crown was mulched

snowline or less

excellent


 

R. centifolia cristata (Chapeau de Napoleon)

centifolia

no protection , some tip damage

hardy

good

Therese Bugnet

rugosa hybrid

no protection, no damage

laughs at winter conditions, however severe

excellent

R. eglanteria

species

no protection other than snow, very exposed raised bed

minimal damage

excellent

Other Notes:  (1) Nine bareroots were planted last fall, most in a very exposed raised bed.  All were given total protection and totally covered by feet of snow.  All survived.  However, one--Wm Shakespeare 2000--died after being uncovered.  I think it had a drainage/wetness problem but who knows?  I don’t think it was a hardiness issue.  (2)  Also lost Pat Austin and Jude the Obscure, but both had problems last summer and again I don’t believe winter hardiness was the major factor.