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PlantFiles: Shrub Rose
Rosa 'Cuthbert Grant'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Cuthbert Grant
Hybridized by Marshall

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Bloom Color:
Deep pink (dp)
Medium red (mr)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust
Stems are very thorny
Sets hips

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive valliebeth17 On Jun 25, 2011, valliebeth17 from Crown Point, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

A good hardy rose, only needing minimum pruning after our zone 4 winters, which kills back most roses to the ground. I love the large, cup-shaped pendulous blossoms... pictures of it's slight weeping habit are what drew me to it in the first place.

Positive tgwWhale On Dec 10, 2010, tgwWhale from Casco, WI wrote:

This is a wonderful shrub rose. It survives NE Wisconsin winters (Zone 5). The first big flush will leave the bush covered with up to 100 hybrid-tea-type red blooms. This first bloom is on old wood; thereafter it will bloom largely on new wood for the rest of the year.

The flowers themselves tend to hang down on short stems. This does not keep me from using them as cut flowers, because Cuthbert Grant is generally the first rose to bloom in my garden every year, and I as I am eager to make some bouquets as soon as possible, I use this rose for those first bouquets. The rich red fades towards purple after a day or two, and the blooms are not long-lasting. The fragrance is mild, but at least it is a true "rose" scent.

The catalog where I bought this rose said it would make a 3-foot bush; my two Cuthbert Grants grow over six feet tall.

Without a doubt, this is my favorite shrub rose.

Neutral Redkarnelian On Nov 7, 2006, Redkarnelian from Newmarket, ON (Zone 5a) wrote:

Canadian-bred Parkland series rose.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Crown Point, New York
Belfield, North Dakota
Eugene, Oregon
Casco, Wisconsin

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