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echoes's Journal: Shrub Rose Mrs. Mina Lindell Rosa species selection new garden, south edge 3rd

  • Member: echoes
  • Journal: Gardens, Plants
  • Category: 7 Plants Loved and Lost: Shrubs, Trees, Roses gone
  • Status: dead


  • On May 18, 2008, "Planted out" occurred.

    Initial Notes:

    Sheila Holmes 20.00

    a double, soft pink, which is believed to be a pure wild rose from South Dakota

    the one on north side of the house didn't make it. Fortunately had saved one extra in pot over winter.

    Entries and Updates

      May 16, 2008  
    Re: Hansen Roses - research paper
    Posted by margit schowalter [email] on Sun, Jan 27, 2008
    Here's a description of Mrs. Mina Lindell from my father's [Walter Schowalter] notes. 1973 - Brooks, Alberta Rose Garden. I believe 'Athabasca' is still there but (unfortunately) not 'Mrs. Mini Lindell'.

    "Mrs. Mina Lindell - species unknown, in some respects resembles R. woodsii. Height 1.25 - 1.50m. Primary stem prickled. Secondary stem smooth, or with one prickle below stipule. Sharp prickles on midrib.
    Leaves 7.0 to 14.5cm. Leaflets 9 - 11, mostly 11. Leaflets 1.5 x .8cm to 4.5 x 2.2cm. Troughed on new growth. Leaflets coarsely toothed, elliptic to obovate, smooth.
    Fruit oblate, erect, sepals erect, scarlet, averaging 1.4w x 1.2l.
    Blooms same time as R. woodsii, and flowers same size. Bright deep pink, 15 petals, more attractive than Athabasca


      May 28, 2009  
    Commercially available
    Rosa macounii 'Mrs. Mina Lindell'
    Light pink Species. Registration name: Mrs. Mina Lindell.
    Discovered in (1924) by Mrs. Mina Lindell.
    Species / Wild.
    Light pink. 10 to 12 petals. Semi-double (9-16 petals) bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer.
    Armed with thorns, sends out runners, suckers on its own roots.
    Height of 4' (120 cm).
    USDA zone 6b through 9b .

    Mrs. Mina Lindell appears to be a semi-double selection of the species, Rosa macounii. Rosa macounii is a synonym of Rosa woodsii var. woodsii.

      Jun 7, 2012  

    Thumbnail of Shrub Rose

      Jul 19, 2013  
    Haven't figured out why this rose was cultivated. Doesn't deserve a prominent spot in the garden. Very much like a wild rose. Saw no doubles.

      May 12, 2015  
    think i lost this one. probably all that's there are suckers from Madeline's choice.

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