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'MACtaurang' rose Description
'Tropical Sunset ™ (hybrid tea, McGredy, 1988)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Natalie Bloxham - Arcola Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
57 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MACtaurang
Exhibition name: Tropical Sunset ™
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1988).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) in 1995 as 'Marvelle'.
Introduced in Canada by Hortico Inc. in 1997 as 'Marvelle'.
Introduced in Australia by Treloar Roses Pty Ltd in 2002 as 'Tropical Sunset'.
Introduced in Canada by Sheridan Nurseries Ltd. in 2005 as 'Rainbow Niagara'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Yellow, orange-red stripes, light yellow reverse, ages to lighter .  Moderate, fruity, spice, sweet fragrance.  17 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped, high-centered, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Tall, dense, upright, well-branched.  Large, dense, leathery foliage.  
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Very vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: rust resistant.  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) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Breeder's notes:
Marvelle - Mactaurang. Nicknamed Tauranga
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 11,484  on  15 Aug 2000   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  3 Dec 1998
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