'Picasso' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion (Decobug)
Pink blend Floribunda.Registration name: MACpicExhibition name:
Deep pink, lighter edges, white center, pink streaks, stripes, flecks . Cherry red and white. Mild fragrance. up to 18 petals. Average diameter 3". Cluster-flowered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, bushy, spreading. Small, dark green foliage.
Height of 2' to 30" (60 to 75 cm). Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot . 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.
United States - Patent No: PP 3,351 on 5 Jun 1973 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application on 3 Mar 1971
Parentage according to the patent abstract:
Pollen: Evelyn Fison x (Orange Sweetheart x Frühlingsmorgen)
Refer 1978 reference and Sam McGredy's breeding chart in his Breeder's page for the parentage of 'Marlena' x MACjose.