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'Maestro ®' rose Description
'Maestro ® (hybrid tea, McGredy, 1972)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
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Red blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MACkinju
Exhibition name: Maestro ®
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1972).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) as 'Maestro'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Red blend.  Flowers medium red, painted white,reverse lighter red and white.  Mild fragrance.  Full (26-40 petals), nodding or "weak neck" bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Bushy, upright.  Matte foliage.  
Height of 30" to 4' 11" (75 to 150 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  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:
Maestro - Mackinju. Nicknamed King Juan.
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