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'Candella ®' rose Description
'Candella ® (hybrid tea, McGredy, 1982)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Red blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MACspeego
Exhibition name: Candella ®
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1982).
Introduced in New Zealand by Egmont Roses in 1994 as 'Candella'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by C & K Jones in circa 1998 as 'Eternally Yours'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Crimson, white reverse.  Crimson-scarlet. Magenta. Maroon-crimson.  Mild fragrance.  Double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, nodding or "weak neck" bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Bushy, dense.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 4' 7" to 5' 11" (140 to 180 cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower.  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) .  
Breeder's notes:
Candella - Macspeego. Nicknamed Speedy Gonzales
Australia - Application No: 1995/032  on  1995   VIEW PBR PATENT
New Zealand - Patent No: 1237  on  6 Jun 1997
Application No: ROS503  on  20 May 1994
Trade Name: Candella. Protection rights terminated on June 6, 2010.
United States - Patent No: PP 9,239  on  15 Aug 1995   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/215,291  on  18 Mar 1994