'Reba McEntire' rose Description
Photo courtesy of McGredy IV, Samuel Darragh
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Orange or orange-red Grandiflora.Registration name: MAChaheiExhibition name:
Orange or orange-red. Mild fragrance. 25 petals. Average diameter 4". Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Rain tolerant. 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) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
Spirit of Hope - Machahei. Nicknamed Hahei. For the Red Cross.
United States - Patent No: PP 11,489 on 22 Aug 2000 VIEW USPTO PATENT
A new variety of grandiflora rose suitable for garden decoration, having
flowers of red coloration.
McGredy; Sam (Auckland, NZ)
US Patent quotes a parentage of 'Maiden Voyage' MAClocker x MACnatdeb.
Reba Nell McEntire was born on March 28, 1954, in Chockie, Oklahoma.
According to the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights (PVR) web page, application for a PVR Grant for this rose was made May 25, 1998 (Application No. ROS677). The name 'Spirit of Hope' honors the New Zealand Red Cross.