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'Matangi ®' rose Description
'Matangi ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Calif Sue
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
MACman
HMF Ratings:
26 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD-.  
ARS:
Red blend Floribunda.
Registration name: MACman
Exhibition name: Matangi ®
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh (1932-2019) McGredy IV (1969).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) as 'Matangi'.
Introduced in Ireland by Samuel McGredy and Son, Nurserymen (Ireland) in 1974 as 'Matangi'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Orange-red, white edges, white reverse.  Orange-red, silver eye & reverse.  Mild fragrance.  23 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Large, flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy.  Small, glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 30" to 47" (75 to 120cm).  Width: up to 2' (up to 60cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Flowers drop off cleanly.  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.  
Breeder's notes:
Matangi - Macman. Nicknamed Manuel
Patents:
Patent status unknown (to HelpMeFind).
Notes:
The first rose to be granted in New Zealand.
According to the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights (PVR) web page, application for a PVR Grant for this rose was made August 8, 1975 and granted November 5, 1976 (PVR Grant No. 1).
 
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