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'Electron ®' rose Description
'Electron ® (hybrid tea, McGredy, 1962)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Margaret MacLean
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Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Deep pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Mullard Jubilee
Exhibition name: Electron ®
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1962).
Hybrid Tea.  
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.  
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).
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
United States - Patent No: PP 3,226   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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.