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'Rocky ™' rose Description
'Rocky ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of LaBrea/JoeO'Connell
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
12 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange blend Shrub.
Registration name: MACkepa
Exhibition name: Rocky ™
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1971).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) as 'Rocky'.
Class:
Climber, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Orange and white.  Mild, tea fragrance.  18 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Occasional repeat later in the season.  
Habit:
Climbing.  
Height of 5' (150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  
Breeder's notes:
Rocky - Mackepa. Nicknamed Kepa
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 4,669  on  17 Mar 1981   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 112750  on  17 Jan 1980
Rose plant
Samuel McGredy, IV, Auckland, New Zealand
... A hybrid rose plant of the climber class... Flowers are of moderate size, from 2 to 3 inches... The blooms have a strong bi-color effect, dominated by bright orange intermixed with white. The plant flowers almost continuously during the growing season... a half-hardy tall outdoor seedling... new cultivar was first propagated by Samuel McGredy, IV, in Portadown, Ireland... a slight tea fragrance... 18 to 25 petals... petalage is double... Flowers on the bush in the garden persist from 3 to 5 days... Cut roses grown outdoors and kept at living-room temperatures last from 3 to 5 days... more than average resistance to mildew...
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