'Editor McFarland' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Editor McFarland
Light pink to pink, light yellow shading, lighter edges. Moderate fragrance. 30 petals. Large, semi-double (9-16 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Long buds.
Bushy, upright. Medium green foliage.
Height of up to 5' (up to 150 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. 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.
J. Horace Mc Farland (September 29, 1859 McAlisterville, Pa. - October 1, 1948 Harrisburg, Pa.) was the outstanding founder and president of the American Rose Society and editor of the American Rose Annual until the 1940's. He spent most of his life in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and founded a printing company that produced numerous books about plants and gardening. In addition to his work with roses, J. Horace Mc Farland promoted civic involvement and the creation of the National Parks in the USA.