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'Molly McGredy' rose Description
'Molly McGredy' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
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HMF Ratings:
8 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
Red blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Molly McGredy
Exhibition name: Molly McGredy
Bred by Samuel Darragh (1932-2019) McGredy IV (1963).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) as 'Molly McGredy'.
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.  
Medium, bushy, upright, well-branched.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 30" to 5' (75 to 150cm).  
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
United States - Patent No: PP 3,111   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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."