Kordesii Climbing Shrub
(Svejda, Explorer Series, 1984).
This is a hardy
climber with medium red semi-double blooms (25
petals) in large clusters. It blooms repeatedly and
has a spicy fragrance. The long canes reach 7 to 10
feet and have a trailing habit, or will climb with
This addition to the Canadian Explorer Series is named for the English fur trader, explorer, and sailor, Henry Kelsey (c. 1667 – 1724) who played an important role in establishing the Hudson's Bay Company in Canada.