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'McCartney Rose' Description
'Paul McCartney' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Maurice REYBAUD
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
81 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIzeli
Exhibition name: The McCartney Rose ™
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 1988).
Introduced in France by Meilland International in 1992 as 'The McCartney Rose'.
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1998 as 'The McCartney Rose'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Pink, deep pink reverse.  Strong fragrance.  20 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 31" to 6' (80 to 185 cm).  Width of up to 28" (up to 70 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  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) .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 8,391  on  28 Sep 1993   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  29 Jul 1992
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