Fragrance: slight fragrance
Bloom time: Repeats June - October Height:
Hardiness: Zones 4-9
Henry Kelsey has bright-red blossoms, dark-green, glossy leaves, and long canes making it a great low-climbing rose. Henry Kelsey puts on an impressive display of red
blossoms from early June to mid July, then repeats until the
first frost. Its slightly fragrant flowers are semidouble
in form and produced in clusters of 9 to 18 blossoms. Its
long, arching canes are easily attached to a pillar
or post, or it can be allowed to sprawl or spill over a wall.
Henry Kelsey is very winter hardy in northern Zone 4, but it usually
has some dieback on the tips of the canes. It regrows vigorously in thespring and will bloom on new
growth. This rose has very good resistance to powdery mildew and
blackspot. Winter hardy to Zone 4.
What you'll receive:
Plants are grade #1 own-root plants, and shipped bareroot
(no soil or pot) and dormant (no foliage). Learn more about
Shipping: $0-$75=$12.00, $75.01-$125=$15, $125.01-$200=$20, >$200=10% of total. Shipped UPS Ground in
spring from early April through mid May.
#CR01 - Introduced in 1981 - Canadian Explorer Series Rose]
Roses need sun (at least 6 hours daily); well-drained, fertile
soil; and consistent and adequate soil moisture to thrive
and produce the most blossoms.
Learn more about growing roses:
What's a "bareroot" plant?
is a term that describes how a plant is shipped to you. A
bareroot plant is not in a pot, and is usually dormant (not
actively growing). See the photo to the right that shows what
a bareroot rose looks like. The bareroot plants that we ship
to you were harvested in the fall and placed in cold storage
over the winter to keep them dormant. In the spring, we ship
the bareroot plants to our customers, from early April through
Bareroot plants are easy to grow. We include planting instructions
with your order. When you receive your plant, take it out
of the packing material and place it in a bucket of water
so that the roots are completely covered. Let the roots soak
for 4 to 24 hours, then plant it in your garden. Full planting
instructions with photos are available on our Planting