'General MacArthur' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
Deep pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: General MacArthur
Scarlet. Strong, damask fragrance. 20 petals. Large, semi-double to double, borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. 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) .
Arthur MacArthur, American general, born 2 June 1845 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Died 5 September 1912 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Disagreement about parentage, see References.