'Singing in the Rain' rose Description
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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.
Medium, compact, thornless (or almost), upright, well-branched. Medium, glossy, bronze-green, dense, leathery foliage.
Height of 39" to 5¼' (100 to 160 cm).
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).
Spek's Centennial - Nicknamed Macivy.
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
Named for the Centennial of the Dutch company.