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'Singing in the Rain' rose Description
'Singing in the Rain' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Northland Rosarium
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
53 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Apricot or apricot blend Floribunda.
Registration name: MACivy
Exhibition name: Singin' in the Rain
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1984).
Introduced in New Zealand by Egmont Roses in circa 1991 as 'Spek's Centennial'.
Introduced in United States by Edmunds' Roses in 1994 as 'Singin' in the Rain'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Apricot - copper, ages to lighter .  Bronzy-brown. Coffee-apricot.  Moderate, musk, sweet fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, classic hybrid tea, ruffled bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, long sepals, long buds.  
Habit:
Medium, compact, thornless (or almost), upright, well-branched.  Medium, glossy, bronze-green, dense, leathery foliage.  
Height of 39" to 5¼' (100 to 160 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Hardy.  vigorous.  benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  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:
Spek's Centennial - Nicknamed Macivy.
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: 757  on  26 May 1993
Application No: ROS372  on  26 Apr 1991
Trade Name: Spek's Centennial.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 8,362   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Named for the Centennial of the Dutch company.