Champlain rose bush. One of the most cold hardy shrub roses for Canada and North America's cold climate regions.
Rose 'Champlain' is a wonderful dark red repeat flowering shrub rose, with a moderately vigorous bushy growth habit that is very healthy.
It was bred to exist in the hard climates of North America, so 'Champlain' tolerates extremely cold winters.
The rose bush carries dark red rose blooms that are double. Each holding up to 30 petals, that are large and slightly fragrant.
The leaves are small and dark golden green. Budding or cutting is the best method for propagating 'Champlain' rose.
Zones 3-0, about 3-4 feet tall. Introduced by Sveida, Canada in 1982.
Plant this rose in a spot that gets at least 6 hours of sun per day and in soil that drains well.
Amend the soil in the planting hole with plenty of composted manure and mix in some blood meal and bone meal as well.
Always dig the planting hole 2 feet wide and 1 foot deep, so the feeder roots will grow faster. They grow wide rather than deep.
The 'Champlain' looks wonderful in a mixed border where it will provide color all season, long after your perennials have stopped blooming, provided that you removed spent flowers as the fade.