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'Spiced Coffee' rose Description
'Spiced Coffee (Hybrid Tea, McGredy, 1985)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
45 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Russet Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MACjuliat
Exhibition name: Spiced Coffee
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1985).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) in 1990 as 'Spiced Coffee'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Russet, pink edges.  Fawn, lavender beige, parchment brown..  Strong, lemon, spice fragrance.  15 to 25 petals.  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, upright.  Medium, matte, medium green foliage.  
Height of 30" to 47" (75 to 120 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew.  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) .  
Breeder's notes:
Spiced Coffee - Macjuliat. Nicknamed Julia II
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: 759  on  26 May 1993
Notes:
Finegand Nursery says this rose has pale amber flushed lavender pink buds which open to blooms of pale beige with lavender edges...


The American Rose Society says (American Rose, November 1998, p. 35) that an additional synonym has been received for this rose: 'Siegfried Sassoon'.


Hairstylist and entrepreneur Vidal Sassoon was born on 17 January 1928 in London, England.


Lisa Wentz sent this information about Siegfried Sassoon: Born 1886, Died 1967. English poet and novelist whose writing, based on his military service in WWI, decried the brutality and waste of war.

 
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