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'General MacArthur' rose Description
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Deep pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: General MacArthur
Bred by E. Gurney Hill Co. (United States, circa 1901).
Introduced in United States by John N. May in 1904 as 'General MacArthur'.
Introduced in United States by The Storrs & Harrison Co. in 1904 as 'General MacArthur'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in before 1911 as 'General MacArthur'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Crimson and scarlet.  Carmine in heat.  Strong, damask fragrance.  20 petals.  Large, semi-double to double, borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Bushy, upright.  
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  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) .  
Arthur MacArthur, American general, born 2 June 1845 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Died 5 September 1912 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Disagreement about parentage, see References.

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