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'Aperitif ®' rose Description
'Aperitif ® (hybrid tea, McGredy 1988)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Maurice REYBAUD
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Medium yellow Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MACwairar
Exhibition name: Aperitif ®
Bred by Samuel Darragh (1932-2019) McGredy IV (1988).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) in 1998 as 'Aperitif'.
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins (Wholesale) in 2001 as 'Aperitif'.
Hybrid Tea.   (Series: New Generation Roses ® Collection)  
Yellow.  Mild, spice fragrance.  Average diameter 4".  Double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Bushy, upright.  Large, matte, light green foliage.  

Height: 43" to 6'1" (110 to 185cm).  
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  can be trained as a climber.  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:
Apéritif - Macwaiwer. Nicknamed Waiwera
United States -
Ludwigs Roses says this rose is a Climber. It produces clear, almost unfading yellow blooms of an impeccable Hybrid Tea shape...
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