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'Hurdy Gurdy' rose Description
'Hurdy Gurdy' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Singularly Beautiful Roses
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
28 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Red blend Miniature.
Registration name: MACpluto
Exhibition name: Hurdy Gurdy
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1980).
Class:
Floribunda, Miniature.  
Bloom:
Red and white, stripes.  White with red stripes.  Mild fragrance.  26 to 40 petals.  In small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall.  Small, semi-glossy foliage.  
Height of 5' to 8' (150 to 245 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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:
Hurdy Gurdy - Macpluto. Nicknamed Pluto.
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: 419  on  14 Jul 1988
Application No: ROS233  on  25 Aug 1986
Trade Name: Hurdy Gurdy. PVR Terminated: July 14, 1997.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 8,503  on  21 Dec 1993   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  17 Dec 1990
Notes:
Hades (to the Greeks), Pluto (to the Romans), brother of Zeus, god of the underworld, death.