'Auckland Metro' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.Registration name: MACbucpalExhibition name:
Cream. With blush centres. Mild to strong fragrance. Average diameter 5.5". Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, scalloped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Ovoid buds.
Bushy. Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 39" (100 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, exhibition or garden. Does not do well in warmer climates. 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) .
Auckland Metro - Macbucpal. Nicknamed Buckingham Palace.
Australia - Application No: 1990/128 on 12 Dec 1990 VIEW PBR PATENT
Synonym: MACbucpal. Applicant: Sam McGredy Roses International.
New Zealand - Patent No: 514 on 26 Jul 1990
Application No: ROS286 on 1 Jun 1988
Trade Name: Auckland Metro.