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'Cary Grant ™' rose Description
'Cary Grant ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Conard-Pyle (Star Roses)
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
28 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Orange blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEImainger
Exhibition name: Cary Grant ™
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 1986).
Introduced in France by Meilland International in 1987 as 'Cary Grant'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Orange blend.  Vivid orange blend, lighter at petal base.  Strong, spice fragrance.  35 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Does not do well in warmer climates.  prefers cool sites..  produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  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) .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 6,792  on  9 May 1989   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/135,071  on  18 Dec 1987
Alain Meilland is shown as the inventor on the patent abstract.
Notes:
Marie Louise Meilland is shown as the breeder of this rose in Modern Roses 12. The patent application, however, shows Alain Meilland as the breeder.
Cary Grant was born Archibald Alex ("Archie") Leach on January 18, 1904, at 15 Hughenden Road, Horfield, Bristol. He died on 29 November 1986 in Davenport, Iowa. This rose was selected by Mrs. Cary Grant as a tribute to her husband.