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  • Hips
  • Container Friendly
  • Winter Hardy

Arguably the most beautiful among the Explorer Series, Champlain is a true gem of a rose with petals of dark velvety red that deepen even further at the petal tips. This shrub rose is continually blooming from spring until frost, and will form round orange hips after blooms are spent. Blooms are fully double, measure 2.5 to 3” with 30 petals, and his foliage is very resistant to disease and insects.

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Rose Type Hardy
Bloom Type Cupped, Double
Breeder Code Kordesii Rose
Characteristic Hips, Container Friendly, Winter Hardy
Color Red
Specific Color Dark Red
Fragrance Lightly Fragrant
Hardiness Zone 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°)
Rebloom Repeat Blooming
Year 1982
Approximate Size 3' - 4' x 3' - 4'


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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Lovely and cheery!

This was one of the earliest roses I bought from Heirloom. I looked out my window yesterday and thought those red blooms are so pretty! Luckily, I bought a name disc or I wouldn't know what it was! 5 stars and more!!

Best experience buying a plant online.

Everything about this experience has been fantastic. The website is easy to navigate and we get to choose the ship date. I bought two plants, this one and a Mister Lincoln. They arrived safe and well packaged. I had to leave them set in my house for a week. I put them near a window and they started popping out leaves all over. They are in the ground now and doing amazing. I will definitely return any time I need more roses.

Dee S.
Fastest Growing (While Blooming) Rose I've Seen

I ordered four of these to flank a new wall in the yard, with 3 white Seafoam roses on the hill to the side. I wish I could submit photos. They're all doing incredibly well for the first year (we have 5 2nd year Heirloom roses doing well also), but the Champlain immediately began blooming and growing to quadruple their sizes in less than 2 months. They're gorgeous and so hardy! Wonderful form too.

Danielle L.
Continuous Bloomer Tolerant of Southern Heat

Zone 7a. This is my first rose, and I am very pleased with it! I planted this rose in my front garden, where it gets probably 8-10 hours of direct sunlight daily, in mid-May. The heat of the summer has burned a few leaves, but otherwise the rose seems to have thrived. It's now on its third blooming cycle since the beginning of June. The flowers are deep red when they first open, and fade to a bright magenta over time. And there are so many of them! Each cycle, it produces 20+ blooms over a few weeks in concentrated bursts. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it overwinters well, and I'm excited to see how the hips turn out.

Great Rose

My zone 4 Champlain Rose is doing great and has lots of roses on it.
Planted in the Champlain Valley of New York

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