This lovely quartered rose is Jacques Cartier. It’s a Canadian Explorer rose and it’s very hardy. Perfect for the Northern garden.
Not only can it withstand a harsh Canadian winter, but it smells lovely. It has the look of the an antique rose and the scent to go along with the look. It’s absolutely lovely.
Mine grows about 10 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide depending upon how much I prune it in the spring and later in the season. It’s kind of a floppy rose, but if staked it can look quite beautiful in the garden.
Like most roses it has thorns and Jacques Cartier’s are quite prickly! When I prune this rose during the summer I always end up missing some skin from my arms, hands and sometimes even my legs!
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