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'Octoberfest ™' rose Description
'Octoberfest ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Michael Garhart
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
53 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Orange blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: MAClanter
Exhibition name: Octoberfest ™
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1989).
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1999 as 'Lantern'.
Class:
Grandiflora.  
Bloom:
Orange blend, yellow reverse, ages to lighter .  Moderate, fruity fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, narrow, upright.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 47" to 6' (120 to 185 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  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) .  
Breeder's notes:
Lantern - Maclanter
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: 1360  on  20 May 1998
Application No: ROS570  on  16 May 1996
Trade Name: Lantern.
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