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'Matangi ®' rose Description
'Matangi ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
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Red blend Floribunda.
Registration name: MACman
Exhibition name: Matangi ®
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1969).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) as 'Matangi'.
Introduced in Ireland by Samuel McGredy and Son, Nurserymen (Ireland) in 1974 as 'Matangi'.
Orange-red, white edges, white reverse.  Orange-red, silver eye & reverse.  Mild fragrance.  23 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy.  Small, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 30" to 47" (75 to 120 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Flowers drop off cleanly.  Disease susceptibility: very disease 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.  
Breeder's notes:
Matangi - Macman. Nicknamed Manuel
The first rose to be granted in New Zealand.
According to the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights (PVR) web page, application for a PVR Grant for this rose was made August 8, 1975 and granted November 5, 1976 (PVR Grant No. 1).
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