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'Auckland Metro' rose Description
'Auckland Metro' rose photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MACbucpal
Exhibition name: Auckland Metro
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1982).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) as 'Auckland Metro'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Cream.  With blush centres.  Mild to strong fragrance.  Average diameter 5.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, scalloped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Bushy.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 39" (100 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Does not do well in warmer climates.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Breeder's notes:
Auckland Metro - Macbucpal. Nicknamed Buckingham Palace.
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1990/128  on  12 Dec 1990   VIEW PBR PATENT
Synonym: MACbucpal. Applicant: Sam McGredy Roses International.
 
New Zealand - Patent No: 514  on  26 Jul 1990
Application No: ROS286  on  1 Jun 1988
Trade Name: Auckland Metro.
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