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'Brown Velvet' rose Description
'Brown Velvet' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
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Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Russet Floribunda.
Registration name: MACultra
Exhibition name: Brown Velvet
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1974).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) in 1982 as 'Colourbreak'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by Mattocks Roses / Notcutts in 1983 as 'Brown Velvet'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Russet.  Orange, tinged brownish. Reddish brown.  Mild fragrance.  35 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), in small clusters, flat, quartered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, upright.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 4' 7" to 6' 7" (140 to 200 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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.  
Breeder's notes:
Colorbreak - Macultra. Nicknamed Ultra
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 5,764  on  15 Jul 1986   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/625,032  on  27 Jun 1984
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