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'Molly McGredy' rose Description
'Molly McGredy' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Maurice REYBAUD
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
MACmo
HMF Ratings:
8 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Red blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Molly McGredy
Exhibition name: Molly McGredy
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh (1932-2019) McGredy IV (1963).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) as 'Molly McGredy'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Cherry Red, silver(y) reverse.  None to mild fragrance.  35 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, upright, well-branched.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 30" to 5' (75 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders or garden.  Flowers drop off cleanly.  rain tolerant.  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.  
Breeder's notes:
Molly McGredy - 63/796. Nicknamed Shy girl. For my sister
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 3,111   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Parentage described in the patent abstract is reverse that shown above as reported by Modern Roses:
"The seed parent of this new variety was an unnamed seedling which was derived by cross Mme. Leon Cuny x Columbine, the pollen parent being the Paddy Mc Gredy rose, P.P. No. 2,327."