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'Phantom' rose Description
'Phantom (shrub, McGredy, 1987)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
61 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium red Shrub.
Registration name: MACcatsan
Exhibition name: Phantom
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1987).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) in 1992 as 'Phantom of the Opera'.
Class:
Floribunda, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Scarlet, yellow stamens.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 2.75".  Large, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, ruffled bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Arching, mounded, spreading.  Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 6' 7" (200 cm).  Width of 6' 7" (200 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 10b.  Can be used for garden, ground cover or hedge.  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:
Phantom - Maccatsan. Nicknamed Cats & Dogs.
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: PP951  on  8 May 1995
Application No: ROS449  on  19 May 1993
Trade Name: Phantom
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