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'Kathryn McGredy' rose Description
'Kathryn McGredy' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Brigitta's garden in P├ęcel
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
15 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MACauclad
Exhibition name: Kathryn McGredy
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1987).
Introduced in New Zealand by Egmont Roses in 1997 as 'Kathryn McGredy'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Salmon-pink.  Coral pink. Warm pink.  None to mild, opinions vary fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, classic hybrid tea, high-centered, ruffled bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, compact.  Medium, glossy, dark green, dense foliage.  
Height of 35" to 4' 11" (90 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.  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) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Breeder's notes:
Kathryn McGredy - Macauclad. Nicknamed Auckland Lady. For my daughter.
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: 1359  on  20 May 1998
Application No: ROS569  on  16 May 1996
Trade Name: Kathryn McGredy.
Notes:
We have used the parentage from Sam's breeding records. Refer 2008 reference.

Named for Sam McGredy's eldest daughter
 
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