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'Benson & Hedges Gold ®' rose Description
'Benson & Hedges Gold ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of jeff raines
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
MACgem
HMF Ratings:
2 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MACgem
Exhibition name: Benson & Hedges Gold ®
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1972).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) as 'Benson & Hedges Gold'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Yellow blend.  Yellow, edged orange or coppery red.  Mild fragrance.  30 to 35 petals.  Small to medium, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, compact.  Semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 30" to 39" (75 to 100 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b 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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Breeder's notes:
Benson & Hedges Gold - Macgem. Nicknamed Gemmell
Notes:
Pollen parent may have been 'Kiskadee'.
 
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