'Maria Callas' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Dave and Deb Boyd
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Deep pink. Mild to strong fragrance. 45 to 60 petals. Average diameter 5.5". Very large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered to cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Large, pointed, ovoid buds.
Bushy. Glossy, light green, leathery foliage.
Height: 3' to 6'7" (90 to 200cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden. Vigorous. 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) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
Maria Callas, American-born prima donna famed for her lyric soprano and fiery temperament, was born 2 December 1923 and died 16 September 1977 in Paris at the age of 53.