State/Province:  Minnesota     City: Twin Cities Zone: 4B

 

Date of Inspection: April, 2004     Min Winter Temp: -26F (-32C)

 

Home Thermometer or Reported: Ð28F  (-33C)

 

Exposed Canes: Yes

 

Winter Protection You Use: Mound base with woodchips. Cover later with pine boughs and snow

 

Winter Summary: Late summer and all of autumn were dry. I did a good job of keeping my roses watered. Snow came late in mid December. We had a few nights where the temperature got below Ð10F (-17C) without snow.  After that we had abundant, above-average snowfall. There were no swings in temperatures this winter, just a steady progression along the mean temperatures. Spring was without big temperature variations, too.

 

Name

Group

Damage Observed
 
None, Tip, Half, Snowline, Crown

Protected
 
Covered with woodchips or Not

Applejack

Buck

None

No

Assemblage des Beauts

Gallica

None

No

Aunt Honey

Buck

Snowline

Yes

Autumn Splendor

Miniature

Dead

Yes

Banshee

Damask

None

No

Carefree Delight

Shrub

Snowline

No

Champlain

Explorer

Half

No

Charles de Mills

Gallica

Tip

No

Charlotte Brownell

H. Tea

Crown

Yes

Comte de Chambord

Portland

None

Yes

Country Dancer

Buck

Snowline

Yes

Cupcake

Miniature

Crown

Yes

Cuthbert Grant

Morden

Snowline

No

Dainty Bess

H. Tea

Dead

Yes

Darlow's Enigma

Shrub

Crown

No

Distant Drums

Buck

Crown

Yes

Doorenbos Selection

H. Spinosissima

None

No

Excellenz Von Schubert

H. Musk

Crown

Yes

Fair Bianca

Shrub

Crown

Yes

Fimbriata

Rugosa

None

No

Fragrant Cloud

H. Tea

Crown

Yes

Fru Dagmar Hastrup

Rugosa

None

No

Fruhlingsdift

Shrub

None

No

FrŸhlinsgsgold

H. Spinosissima

Tip

No

Gentle Persuasion

Buck

Crown

Yes

Gloire de France

Gallica

None

No

Golden Unicorn

Buck

Snowline

Yes

Golden Wings

Shrub

S

No

Granny Grimmets

H. Perpetual

Crown

No

Hawkeye Belle

Buck

Snowline

No

Henry Martin

Moss

None

No

Honeysweet

Buck

Snowline

Yes

Jens Munk

Rugosa

None

No

John Cabot

Explorer

None

No

John Davis

Explorer

None

No

Knockout

Shrub

Dead

Yes

Lafter

H. Tea

Crown

Yes

Les Sjulin

Buck

Half

Yes

Louise Odier

Bourbon

Half

Yes

Love and Peace

H. Tea

Crown

Yes

Maggie

Bourbon

Dead

Yes

Marie Pavie

Polyantha

Crown

Yes

Mary Rose

Shrub

Crown

Yes

Mountain Music

Buck

Snowline

Yes

Mystery Gallica

Gallica

None

No

Pacific Serenade

Miniature

Crown

Yes

Paloma Blanca

Buck

Half

Yes

Parkdirektor Riggers

Climber

Snowline

Yes

Pearlie Mae

Buck

Snowline

Yes

Prairie Dawn

Shrub

None

No

Prairie Harvest

Buck

Crown

Yes

Prairie Princess

Buck

Half

No

Prairie Sunrise

Buck

Half

Yes

Ramblin Red

Climber

Tip

No

Red Cascade

Miniature

Half

Yes

Reine des Violettes

H.Perpetual

Tip

Yes

Rosa eglanteria

Species

Tip

No

Rosa glauca

Species

None

No

Rosa primula

Species

None

No

Rosa virginiana

Species

None

No

Rose de Rescht

Portland

Half

Yes

Serendipity

Buck

Crown

Yes

Soeur Therese

H. Tea

Crown

Yes

Sweet Chariot

Miniature

Half

Yes

Tamora

Shrub

Crown

Yes

The Fairy

Polyantha

Half

Yes

Tuscany Superb

Gallica

None

No

Wanderin' Wind

Buck

Half

No

Westerland

Floribunda

Crown

Yes

White Pet

Polyantha

Snowline

Yes

William Baffin

Explorer

None

No

William Lobb

Moss

None

No