'Montezuma' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
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Registration name: Montezuma
Exhibition name: Montezuma
Orange-pink. [Reddish pedicels.] Mild fragrance. 30 to 35 petals. Average diameter 3.75". Medium-large, large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, tall, compact. Semi-glossy, medium green, leathery foliage.
Height of 30" to 5' (75 to 150 cm). Width of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden. Very vigorous. 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.
Arena Rose Co.'s Catalog 2000
produces clusters of high-centered blooms of salmony-red...
In The Ultimate Rose Book, Stirling Macoboy says, "Emperor Montezuma was one of the all-time great gardeners."
["Rose Marian" was found by Alice Dadd and given to Mostly Roses Nursery, Western Australia prior to 1997. Identified by Patricia Routley in 2018 by comparing "Rose Marian" with a named bush of 'Montezuma' at the David Martin garden in Manjimup.]