Shrub Rose 'Morden Centennial'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Morden Centennial
Additional cultivar information:(Parkland Series Collection)
Hybridized by Marshall
Registered or introduced: 1972
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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:



Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:


Other Details:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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


Wolcott, Colorado

Camden, Maine

Belfield, North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota

Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Casco, Wisconsin

Racine, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 25, 2016, PinkyOliver from Upper Kennetcook,
Canada wrote:

my Morden Centennial rose is three years old, I had to prune it hard in the spring of 2015 after a very snowy winter, it grew to over 8 feet tall and spread to over 6 feet wide, I was shocked, I was expecting a 4 feet high well behaved bush, it must like where it is planted!


On Dec 21, 2010, tgwWhale from Casco, WI wrote:

This is a quite, but not totally, hardy shrub rose. In my harsh NE Wisconsin winters it does not need to be buried in ground like most roses, but simply needs a really good dose of leaf mulch.

The one I had was grown on its own root. After several years, it the bush did not winter well, and then died suddenly after it began budding. When I dug it out, I found that it was sending out two strong shoots from the roots, but by then it was too late.

I did not get another because I did not like the pink color much.


On Jul 8, 2010, Glenn3 from Camden, ME wrote:

It has a fantastic opening display, but peters out somewhat over the course of the summer. If the weather gets hot and moist look out for blackspot. It is practically immune to winter damage.


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

Canadian-bred Parkland series rose.


On Jun 27, 2006, chahn from anchorage, AK (Zone 4a) wrote:

I planted this rose last summer next to the southern edge of my house. It survived a freeze and thaw winter and is very happy. It is about 5 feet tall and covered with buds. The first flowers opened yesterday. I cannot count the buds on the plant at this time because there are so many. This is my favorite rose in my garden.


On Jun 25, 2005, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

A beautiful all summer performer in North Dakota. This rose blooms from June to frost.


On Jul 5, 2004, pstruchy from Fargo, ND (Zone 3b) wrote:

I planted 3 of these roses 1 year ago in zone 3b with heavy clay soil. The only winter protection used was snow cover. There was very little winter die back. Most winter damage was from rabbits.

The plants currently are about 3 feet high and are loaded with clusters of bright pink blooms.

I have had no problem with powdery mildew so far.