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'The Painter' rose Description
'Michelangelo (floribunda, McGredy, 1988)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
35 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Red blend Floribunda.
Registration name: MACtemaik
Exhibition name: Michelangelo
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1988).
Introduced in New Zealand by Egmont Roses in 1996 as 'Michelangelo'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by C & K Jones in circa 1999 as 'The Painter'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Red, cream streaks, stripes, flecks, yellow streaks, stripes, flecks, orange streaks, stripes, flecks.  Mild fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, in large clusters, high-centered to cupped, spiral centers bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy, upright.  Medium, matte, dark green foliage.  
Height of 47" to 5¼' (120 to 160 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  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:
Michelangelo - Mactemaik. Nicknamed Te Maiki.
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: 1239  on  6 Jun 1997
Application No: ROS533  on  7 Apr 1995
Trade Name: Michelangelo.
Notes:
Artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born in Capres, Italy, 6 March 1475. He died in Rome, Italy, 18 February 1564.


Apuldram's Roses say this rose has a striped flower of cream and orange that is similar but less vivid than 'Oranges 'n' Lemons'...

 
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