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'MACkinju' rose References
Book  (2011)  Includes photo(s).
p24 Hayden Foulds. Looking Back. 'Maestro' (Mackinju) One of the handpainted roses from Sam McGredy from the early 1980s. The colour and patterning is unlike any of the other handpainted roses and the health generally good. However the need for this plant to be elsewhere was much greater so it was shipped off to Georgina Campbell's McGredy rose collection outside Hastings a few years ago. It is thriving in its new home.

p53 Photo [by Hayden Foulds] 'Maestro'.
Booklet  (2008)  
An Information List of all Varieties. p6
1981. Maestro - Mackinju. Nicknamed King Juan.
Book  (Dec 1998)  Page(s) 386.  Includes photo(s).
Maestro (MACkinju, MACinju) Large-flowered/Hybrid Tea. McGredy 1980. Description... medium red flowers with a painting of white washed through the petals. The undersides of the petals is a light silvery red... The flowers are very variable in color -- in hot weather the color is almost pure red, but in cooler conditions the hand painting is much more evident...
Book  (Mar 1995)  Page(s) 66-67.  Includes photo(s).
Maestro Description... the first hand-painted hybrid tea, and it is still the most spectacular... white sprinkles on a turkey red background...
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 347.  
Maestro® Hybrid Tea, medium red, painted white, reverse lighter red and white (cool temperatures needed to produce painting; painting and color combinations variable), 1981, (MACkinju; MACinju); 'Picasso' Seedling x Seedling; McGredy Sam. Description.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 196.  Includes photo(s).
Maestro Large-flowered hybrid tea. Parentage: 'Picasso' seedling x seedling. New Zealand 1980. Description and cultivation... flowers are very eye-catching in crimson with white and cream markings with a 'hand-painted' appearance...
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 193.  Includes photo(s).
A painted Hybrid Tea. McGredy (New Zealand) 1981. ('Picasso' seedling x seedling).
Book  (May 1992)  Page(s) 392.  
Maestro (Mackinju) Hybrid Tea. McGredy (New Zealand) 1980... soft crimson brushed whitish-cream...
Book  (1991)  Page(s) 39.  
David Ruston. Fourth World Heritage Rose Conference. The next day started with a quick tour of the Parnell Rose Garden before breakfast....The McGredy hand-painted roses 'Matangi', 'Eye Paint', 'Picasso' and 'Regensberg' were all most impressive, as was his hand-painted hybrid tea 'Maestro' - a most unusual combination of dusky pink and silver.
Book  (1989)  Page(s) 112.  
Don Sheppard. Final Analysis 1988-89.
'Maestro'. MACkinju; McGredy 1981; blends of red; 29 reports; 36 bushes; 1-5 years; 1.3rn; 6.7 rating.
Over the testing period all reporters have remarked on the unusual, eyecatching blends of reds, which they like. Interesting, intriguing, fascinating and beautiful are four of the adjectives used. The family tree far too long and complicated to reprint here - certainly ensured that something novel would be forthcoming! It tends to be rather more clustered flowered than a typical HT in its habit. From many parts of the country reporters complain about weak necks and it needs sun to show its colours to best advantage. Some say repeat is good, others that it could be faster, but all agree that it is a healthy, novel rose for the garden anywhere in the country.
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