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'Sexy Rexy ®' rose Description
'Sexy Rexy ® (Floribunda, McGredy, 1982)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Maurice REYBAUD
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
70 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Floribunda.
Registration name: MACrexy
Exhibition name: Sexy Rexy ®
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1978).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) as 'Sexy Rexy'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Mild fragrance.  39 to 51 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, cupped, rosette bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Medium, compact, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  3 to 5 leaflets.  
Height of 28" to 39" (70 to 100 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or cut flower.  Prefers dry climates.  prefers full sun.  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:
Sexy Rexy - Macrexy
Patents:
Germany - Patent No: 1 061 603
 
New Zealand - Patent No: 318  on  10 Jul 1986
Application No: ROS174  on  6 Aug 1984
Trade Name: Sexy Rexy.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 6,713  on  4 Apr 1989   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/116,731  on  28 Oct 1987
Notes:
A little slow to repeat. The stem sometimes cannot hold the heavy heads of bloom upright.