In the Fall of 1961, I was asked by Agriculture Canada to look into the possibility of developing winterhardy and everblooming roses. (...) I knew nothing about roses. This was a blessing because I had no preconceived notion. I had to learn. The easiest way was by observation.
Felicitas Svejda, from: The Canadian Explorer Roses (2008)
Born in Vienna in 1920, Felicitas Svejda is the creator of the Explorer roses and of many hardy ornamental shrubs cultivated in private and public Canadian gardens.
The Montreal Botanical Garden Library is proud to present Felicitas Svejda: Scientist and rosarian, a virtual exhibit showcasing
her work and archives.