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'Phantom' rose Description
'Phantom (shrub, McGredy, 1987)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of SoCal Coastal Rosarian
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HMF Ratings:
62 favorite votes.  
Medium red Shrub.
Registration name: MACcatsan
Exhibition name: Phantom
Bred by Samuel Darragh (1932-2019) McGredy IV (1987).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) in 1992 as 'Phantom of the Opera'.
Floribunda, Shrub.  
Scarlet, yellow stamens.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 2.75".  Large, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, ruffled bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Arching, mounded, spreading.  Large, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 6' 7" (200 cm).  Width of 6' 7" (200 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 10b.  Can be used for garden, ground cover or hedge.  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.  
Breeder's notes:
Phantom - Maccatsan. Nicknamed Cats & Dogs.
New Zealand - Patent No: PP951  on  8 May 1995
Application No: ROS449  on  19 May 1993
Trade Name: Phantom
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