'Old Master' rose Description
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Red blend Floribunda.Registration name: MACespExhibition name:
Red blend. Dark claret, carmine or plum red with white eye and reverse. Mild fragrance. 10 petals. Average diameter 4.5". Large, in small clusters bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Short, armed with thorns / prickles, upright. Glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 28" to 4¼' (70 to 130 cm). Width of 2' (60 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Can be used for garden. Plant in partial shade for best color. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot . 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.
Old Master - Macesp. Nicknamed Espana
Difference of opinion about lineage. Refer 1978 reference and Sam McGredy's breeding chart in his Breeder's page.