'Trumpeter' rose Description
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Orange or orange-red Floribunda.Registration name: MACtru
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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.
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).
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.
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). The breeder's Reference for this rose is Mactru. The New Zealand Trade Name is 'Trumpeter'.