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'Masquerade' rose Description
'Masquerade (floribunda, Boerner 1949)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Sheldon, John & Robyn
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
16 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Red blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Masquerade
Exhibition name: Masquerade
Origin:
Bred by Eugene S. "Gene" Boerner (United States, 1949).
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Yellow, ages to dark red .  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 2.5".  Medium, semi-double to double, borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Small, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Bushy, compact.  Dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders or garden.  Vigorous.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 975  on  29 Aug 1950   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Sets hips