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'Montana' rose Description
'Montana (floribunda, Tantau, 1974)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
19 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Floribunda.
Registration name: Royal Occasion
Exhibition name: Royal Occasion
Origin:
Bred by Mathias Tantau, Jr. (1912 - 2006) (Germany, 1974).
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Orange or orange-red.  Mild fragrance.  20 petals.  Large, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short.  
Height of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  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 3,824   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
The State of Montana was admitted to the Union on 8 November 1889.