'Maria Callas' rose Description
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Deep pink. Strong fragrance. 50 to 60 petals. Average diameter 6". Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered to cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Large, ovoid buds.
Bushy. Leathery foliage.
Height of 3' to 6' 7" (90 to 200 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower 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. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
Maria Callas, American-born prima donna famed for her lyric soprano and fiery temperament, was born 2 December 1923 and died 16 September 1977 in Paris at the age of 53.