|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