echoes's Journal: Shrub Rose Mrs. Mina Lindell Rosa species selection new garden, south edge 4th
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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.
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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
• 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.