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Alexander McKenzie - Modern Shrub Rose

Alexander McKenzie

Modern Shrub. Bred by Svejda in Canada in 1985.
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Use:
 
Large Shrub, Pillar, Arch
Color:
 
Mauve
Form:
 
Double
Fragrance:
 
Slight
Remontance:
 
None
Abundance:
 
Plentiful
Bloom Size:
 
Modest (2-4 in)
Cold Hardiness:
 
Zone 3 - 9
Height & Width:
 
12 ft x 6 ft
Recommendation:
 
Highly Recommended

Comments In the Colonial Park Garden in Somerset, NJ, Alexander McKenzie towers to almost 20 ft high and nearly as much wide. It shows no evidence of disease, and there can be no question of its vigor. Its flowers are a very dark mauve, bordering on crimson/purple. Most sources say it's a shrub to about six feet; but obviously it can get bigger if left to its own devices. The purplish color of the flower can be brighter and closer to crimson sometimes. The color is one that is much needed in rose gardens as a foil to the pale pinks that tend to predominate.