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'Paul McCartney' rose Description
'The McCartney Rose ™' rose photo
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Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIzeli
Exhibition name: The McCartney Rose ™
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 1988).
Introduced in France by Meilland International in 1992 as 'The McCartney Rose'.
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1998 as 'The McCartney Rose'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Pink, deep pink reverse.  Strong fragrance.  20 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 31" to 6' (80 to 185 cm).  Width of up to 28" (up to 70 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 8,391  on  28 Sep 1993   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  29 Jul 1992