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'Aperitif ®' rose Description
'Aperitif ® (hybrid tea, McGredy 1988)' rose photo
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Medium yellow Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MACwairar
Exhibition name: Aperitif ®
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1988).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) in 1998 as 'Aperitif'.
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins (Wholesale) in 2001 as 'Aperitif'.
Hybrid Tea.  New Generation Roses ® Collection.  
Yellow.  Mild, spice fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Bushy, upright.  Large, matte, light green foliage.  
Height of 43" to 6' 1" (110 to 185 cm).  
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  can be trained as a climber.  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) .  
Breeder's notes:
Apéritif - Macwaiwer. Nicknamed Waiwera
United States - PPAF
Ludwigs Roses says this rose is a Climber. It produces clear, almost unfading yellow blooms of an impeccable Hybrid Tea shape...
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