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'Hurdy Gurdy' rose Description
'Hurdy Gurdy' rose photo
Photo courtesy of M. Regimbal (Missy_GardenWhimsy's Garden)
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Average rating: GOOD+.  
Red blend Miniature.
Registration name: MACpluto
Exhibition name: Hurdy Gurdy
Floribunda, Miniature.  
Red and white, stripes.  White with red stripes.  Mild fragrance.  26 to 40 petals.  In small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall.  Small, semi-glossy foliage.  

Height: 5' to 8' (150 to 245cm).  
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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:
Hurdy Gurdy - Macpluto. Nicknamed Pluto.
New Zealand - Patent No: 419  on  14 Jul 1988
Application No: ROS233  on  25 Aug 1986
Trade Name: Hurdy Gurdy. PVR Terminated: July 14, 1997.
United States - Patent No: PP 8,503  on  21 Dec 1993   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  17 Dec 1990
Hades (to the Greeks), Pluto (to the Romans), brother of Zeus, god of the underworld, death.