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'Mardi Gras ™' rose Description
'Mardi Gras ™ (floribunda, Zary 2007)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Jean Marion
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
44 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Pink blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Jacfrain
Exhibition name: Mardi Gras ™
Origin:
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, 2007).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins (Wholesale) in 2008 as 'Mardi Gras'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Pink blend.  Pink orange yellow blend upper; same reverse.  Mild to strong, musk, sweet fragrance.  20 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, classic hybrid tea, high-centered bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Medium, upright, well-branched.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).  Width of up to 32" (up to 80 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, garden or hedge.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , mildew resistant, rust resistant.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 19,571  on  16 Dec 2008   VIEW USPTO PATENT

Floribunda rose plant with flowers having a sweet musk fragrance; vigorous
upright growth, well branched; large, multicolored blooms; disease
resistant foliage; petals that drop cleanly and high centered flowers.



Inventors:
Zary; Keith W. (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Assignee:

Jackson & Perkins Wholesale, Inc.
(Hodges,
SC)


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