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'MACpic' rose Description
'Picasso' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
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Pink blend Floribunda.
Registration name: MACpic
Exhibition name: Picasso
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1966).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) as 'Picasso'.
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.  
Breeder's notes:
Picasso - Macpic. Nicknamed Veterano
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:

Seed: Marlena

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.