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'Kaikoura ®' rose Description
'Kaikoura ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of MargoJH
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
13 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange blend Miniature.
Registration name: MACwalla
Exhibition name: Kaikoura ®
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1974).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) in 1978 as 'Kaikoura'.
Class:
Miniature, Patio.  
Bloom:
Orange blend.  Orange-red. Brick-red.  Mild fragrance.  27 petals.  Average diameter 1.5".  Large, in small clusters, flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Compact.  Small, dark green foliage.  
Height of 1' to 39" (30 to 100 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot .  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.  
Breeder's notes:
Kaikoura - Macwalla. Nicknamed Wallaby
Patents:
New Zealand - Patent No: 1058
The breeder's Reference for this rose is Macwalla. The New Zealand Trade Name is 'Kaikoura'.
Notes:
Named after a town in New Zealand.
 
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