New for 2012, from the Canadian breeding work of Dr. Campbell Davidson and selected by Canadian rose industry specialists, is the Bill Reid rose. Bill Reid takes very little effort to grow and produces flowers continually throughout the summer. The vibrant yellow flower colour is fade-resistant and maintained through the heat of the summer. Like many fondly remembered roses, it is fragrant with a citrusy scent with vanilla notes. Hardy to zone 3, Bill Reid has a bushy habit, growing 90 cm high and 70 cm wide.
Bill Reid is the third in the Canadian Artists’ rose series, joining Emily Carr and Felix LeClerc. One of Canada’s foremost artists, Haida artist Bill Reid (1920-1988) was an outstanding gold and silversmith artist turned sculptor. Several of his pieces are featured on the $20 Canadian banknote.
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