'Hazel McCallion' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Mander, George
Pink blend Mini-Flora.Registration name: MANhazelExhibition name:
Pink and white. Mild fragrance. 25 to 30 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium, full (26-40 petals), in small clusters, classic hybrid tea, exhibition, reflexed bloom form. Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season. Medium buds.
Medium, bushy. Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage. 3 to 5 leaflets.
Height of 25" to 30" (65 to 75 cm). Width of 15" to 20" (40 to 50 cm).
USDA zone 5b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, exhibition or garden. Vigorous. benefits from winter protection in colder climates. requires full sun for best color. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, blackspot resistant, mildew resistant, rust resistant. 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. Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection). Feed this rose well. Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy. Prune dead wood. Prune lightly until this rose gets established (about two years), then prune it back by about a third.. Remove spent blooms only.
Formerly my test rose under 'MAN 2/01
Jan. 24th 2008, registration application 'Hazel McCallion' submitted to IRAR and excepted.
Nov.28th 2006 : This rose may be available in fall of 2007 at Hortico.
"MORE INFO" to follow later on.
This rose is named for Mississauga, Ontario, Canada's locally revered and internationally honored Mayor, Hazel McCallion. She is 85 years old and has been Mayor of Mississauga since 1978.