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'Sexy Rexy ®' rose Description
'Sexy Rexy ® (Floribunda, McGredy, 1982)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of PJ Henderson
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Medium pink Floribunda.
Registration name: MACrexy
Exhibition name: Sexy Rexy ®
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1978).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) as 'Sexy Rexy'.
Pink.  Mild fragrance.  39 to 51 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, cupped, rosette bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Medium, compact, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  
Height of 28" to 39" (70 to 100 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or cut flower.  Prefers dry climates.  prefers full sun.  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:
Sexy Rexy - Macrexy
Germany - Patent No: 1 061 603
New Zealand - Patent No: 318  on  10 Jul 1986
Application No: ROS174  on  6 Aug 1984
Trade Name: Sexy Rexy.
United States - Patent No: PP 6,713  on  4 Apr 1989   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/116,731  on  28 Oct 1987
A little slow to repeat. The stem sometimes cannot hold the heavy heads of bloom upright.