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'City of Belfast ®' rose Description
'City of Belfast ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
MACci
HMF Ratings:
25 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Floribunda.
Exhibition name: City of Belfast ®
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1962).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) in 1968 as 'City of Belfast'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Orange or orange-red.  Orange scarlet, unfading.  Mild fragrance.  Double (17-25 petals), in large clusters, ruffled bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy.  Glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Flowers drop off cleanly.  rain tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Breeder's notes:
City of Belfast - 62/2221. Nicknamed The Sash
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 3,070   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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