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'Evelyn Fison' rose Description
'Evelyn Fison' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Ingrid W.
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
28 favorite votes.  
Average rating: FAIR.  
ARS:
Medium red Floribunda.
Registration name: Evelyn Fison
Exhibition name: Evelyn Fison
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1957).
Introduced in Ireland by Samuel McGredy and Son, Nurserymen (Ireland) in 1962 as 'Evelyn Fison'.
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. (Newark, NY) in 1964 as 'Evelyn Fison'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Red.  Scarlet.  Mild fragrance.  10 to 12 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, compact, upright.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 30" to 34" (75 to 85 cm).  Width of 2' (60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Heat tolerant.  rain tolerant.  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.  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:
Evelyn Fison - 57/1151. Nicknamed Moroko. For the wife of the Chairman, Fisons
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,424  on  14 Jul 1964   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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