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'Electron ®' rose Description
'Electron ® (hybrid tea, McGredy, 1962)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Mossy44
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Deep pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Mullard Jubilee
Exhibition name: Electron ®
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1962).
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1970 as 'Electron'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Rose-pink.  Flowers shocking pink. Cherry pink. Cerise pink. Carmine..  Mild to strong, old rose, spice fragrance.  32 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, compact, upright, well-branched.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).  Width of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6a and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Prefers cool sites..  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:
Mullard Jubilee - 62/3585.Nicknamed Paddy Prima. Named for electronics company
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 3,226   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
In September 1998, the Montreal Botanical Garden (Le Jardin Botanique de Montreal) carried out a survey of its roses' resistance to black spot, powdery mildew and rust. This is one of the outstanding varieties which showed a 0% to 5% infection rate. The data was taken on well-established roses.