Simon Fraser

Type: Hardy

Shrub rose form, very upright but short in stature, this rose makes a wonderful addition to the border. Lightly scented flowers repeat bloom against foliage that is resistant to black-spot and mildew. You will notice that the first blooms of the season will be single, and as the season progresses and the plants mature, semi-double flowers are produced in clusters that drench the plant in pink.

We are no longer growing Simon Fraser but will maintain this listing for reference purposes.

You can find a similar rose in Hardy Roses

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Additional Info

Additional Info

Alternate Name(s) No
Specifc ARS Score 8
Bloom Type Semi-Double
Breeder Code No
Characteristics Winter Hardy
Specific Color Medium Pink
Country of Origin Canada
Fragrance Lightly Fragrant
Hardiness Zone(s) 4 (-30° to -20°), 5 (-20° to -10°), 6 (-10° to 0°), 7 (0° to 10°), 8 (10° to 20°), 9 (20° to 30°), 10 (30° to 40°)
Patent # No
Rebloom Repeat Blooming
Shade Tolerant No
Approximate Size 2 1/2' x 2'
Year 1992


Customer Reviews (1)

The right rose Review by Anne
I have a garden strip that's perfect for miniature roses, but unfortunately none of the floribunda-form miniatures I've tried there have made it through the winter, so I thought I'd try these small Canadian Explorer shrubs which are bred to survive in northern climates like mine. They were happy to be here right out of the box, and immediately started putting out handsome pink blooms, like a stocky Nearly Wild. The best thing about them is they appear to lack the "deer candy" attributes that have doomed most of the admittedly more beautiful floribundas I've tried in my garden. The ruminants and lagomorphs haven't bothered them since I planted them last spring, and the leaf cutter bees that literally slashed my beautiful Iceberg to ribbons have tried them but apparently don't care much for their tough, thick leaves. Best of all I don't have to worry about how they'll do over the winter. (Posted on 8/20/2017)

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