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John Cabot Explorer Rose

Rosa 'John Cabot'

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John Cabot Explorer Rose (Rosa 'John Cabot') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

John Cabot Explorer Rose flowers

John Cabot Explorer Rose flowers

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John Cabot Explorer Rose (Rosa 'John Cabot') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

John Cabot Explorer Rose in bloom

John Cabot Explorer Rose in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Group/Class:  Explorer Rose

Description:

One of the hardiest upright arching shrubs or climbers, this vigorous rose has continuous double red 2.5' clustered flowers; disease resistant; a wonderful selection for trailing over arbors; needs full sun and well-drained soil.

Ornamental Features

John Cabot Explorer Rose is draped in stunning fragrant fuchsia flowers with hot pink overtones and yellow eyes along the branches from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The oval compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruits are showy orange hips displayed from mid to late fall. The spiny brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

John Cabot Explorer Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance woody vine that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

John Cabot Explorer Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

John Cabot Explorer Rose will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. As a climbing rose, it can be leggy near the base and may be concealed by underplanting with lower-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This woody vine should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Screening  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Bark 
Ornamental Features