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'Emperor' rose Description
'Emperor (hybrid tea, McGredy, 1991)' rose photo
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Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: Emperor
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1991).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) in 1999 as 'Emperor'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Cream, golden-yellow center.  Buff-yellow. Pale amber-cream.  Strong fragrance.  Medium, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, upright.  Large, glossy foliage.  
Height of 4' 7" to 8' (140 to 245 cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Vigorous.  Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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:
Emperor - Macgeorgi. Nicknamed Georgia.
According to the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights (PVR) web page, application for a PVR Grant for this rose was made May 24, 1999 (Application No. ROS711).
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