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'Today' rose Description
'Today (grandiflora, McGredy 1982)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of NorthWestRider
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
11 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Orange blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: MACcompu
Exhibition name: Today
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1982).
Introduced in United States by Co-Operative Rose Growers in 1990 as 'Today'.
Class:
Grandiflora.  
Bloom:
Orange blend.  Flowers light orange blending to yellow.  None to mild fragrance.  33 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, high-centered to flat, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long sepals buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, spreading.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 42" to 4' (105 to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Produces decorative hips.  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:
Today - Maccompu. Nicknamed Computer
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 7,202  on  27 Mar 1990   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  13 Apr 1989
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