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'MACpic' rose Description
'Picasso' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Joe Truskot
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
27 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Pink blend Floribunda.
Registration name: MACpic
Exhibition name: Picasso
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1966).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) as 'Picasso'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Deep pink, lighter edges, white center, pink streaks, stripes, flecks .  Cherry red and white.  Mild fragrance.  up to 18 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Cluster-flowered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, spreading.  Small, dark green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 30" (60 to 75 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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.  
Breeder's notes:
Picasso - Macpic. Nicknamed Veterano
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 3,351  on  5 Jun 1973   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  3 Mar 1971
Parentage according to the patent abstract:


Seed: Marlena


Pollen: Evelyn Fison x (Orange Sweetheart x Frühlingsmorgen)

Notes:
Refer 1978 reference and Sam McGredy's breeding chart in his Breeder's page for the parentage of 'Marlena' x MACjose.