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'City of Belfast ®' rose Description
'City of Belfast ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of William Grant
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 Australia by Langbecker in 1968 as 'City of Belfast'.
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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