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'Whisky Mac' rose Description
'Whisky Mac' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Lori K
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
72 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Whisky Mac
Exhibition name: Whisky Mac
Origin:
Bred by Mathias Tantau, Jr. (1912 - 2006) (Germany, 1968).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Yellow blend.  Flowers bronze-yellow.  Strong fragrance.  30 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, classic hybrid tea, urn-shaped bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 30" to 5' (75 to 150 cm).  Width of 2' (60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders or garden.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: blackspot resistant, susceptible to Mildew.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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) .  
Notes:
Fryer's Roses says Whisky Mac is one of the most popular roses of all time and is still a firm favourite. The well-shaped flowers are deep golden amber...
 
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