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'Reba McEntire' rose Description
'Reba McEntire' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Calif Sue
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ARS:
Orange or orange-red Grandiflora.
Registration name: MAChahei
Exhibition name: Reba McEntire
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1988).
Introduced in United States by Edmunds' Roses as 'Reba McEntire'.
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) in 1997 as 'Spirit of Hope'.
Introduced in Australia by Swane's Nursery/Swane Bros Pty Ltd in 2000 as 'Spirit of Hope'.
Class:
Floribunda, Grandiflora.  
Bloom:
Orange or orange-red.  Mild fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  
Growing:
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).  
Breeder's notes:
Spirit of Hope - Machahei. Nicknamed Hahei. For the Red Cross.
Patents:
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.



Inventors:
McGredy; Sam (Auckland, NZ)
Assignee:

Edmunds' Roses
(Wilsonville,
OR)


Notes:
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.