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'General McArthur' rose Description
'General McArthur' rose photo
Photo courtesy of David Elliott
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
49 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: General MacArthur
Origin:
Bred by E. Gurney Hill Co. (United States, circa 1901).
Introduced in United States by John N. May in 1904 as 'General MacArthur'.
Introduced in United States by The Storrs & Harrison Co. in 1904 as 'General MacArthur'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as 'General MacArthur'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
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.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
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) .  
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
Arthur MacArthur, American general, born 2 June 1845 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Died 5 September 1912 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Disagreement about parentage, see References.

 
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