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'Evelyn Fison' rose Description
'Evelyn Fison' rose photo
Photo courtesy of David Giroux
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Medium red Floribunda.
Registration name: Evelyn Fison
Exhibition name: Evelyn Fison
Bred by Samuel Darragh (1932-2019) McGredy IV (1957).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Samuel McGredy and Son, Nurserymen (Northern Ireland) in 1962 as 'Evelyn Fison'.
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1963 as 'Evelyn Fison'.
Introduced in Australia by Langbecker in 1964 as 'Irish Wonder'.
Introduced in France by NIRP International in 1964 as 'Evelyn Fison'.
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. (Newark, NY) in 1964 as 'Evelyn Fison'.
Red to scarlet, copper shading.  Mild fragrance.  10 to 12 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, compact, upright.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 30" to 34" (75 to 85cm).  Width: 2' (60cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Heat tolerant.  rain tolerant.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Breeder's notes:
Evelyn Fison - 57/1151. Nicknamed Moroko. For the wife of the Chairman, Fisons
United States - Patent No: PP 2,424  on  14 Jul 1964   VIEW USPTO PATENT