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'Trumpeter' rose Description
'Trumpeter' rose photo
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
35 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Floribunda.
Registration name: MACtrum
Exhibition name: Trumpeter
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1970).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) as 'Trumpeter'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Orange - scarlet.  Mild fragrance.  35 to 45 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Short, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, compact, well-branched.  Medium, glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 35" (60 to 90 cm).  Width of 20" to 2' (50 to 60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden or hedge.  Vigorous.  heat tolerant.  rain tolerant.  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.  Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.  
Breeder's notes:
Trumpeter - Mactrum
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 4,297  on  5 Sep 1978   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 05/830,478  on  6 Sep 1977
Notes:
According to the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights (PVR) web page, application for a PVR Grant for this rose was made in 1978 and granted in 1980 (PVR Grant No. 108).