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'Mardi Gras ™' rose Description
'Mardi Gras ™ (floribunda, Zary 2007)' rose photo
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Pink blend Floribunda.
Registration name: JACfrain
Exhibition name: Mardi Gras ™
Bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary (United States, before 2002).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins (Wholesale) in 2008 as 'Mardi Gras'.
Orange-pink, yellow undertones.  Pink orange yellow blend upper; same reverse.  Mild to strong, musk, sweet fragrance.  20 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Medium, upright, well-branched.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  5 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: up to 4' (up to 120cm).  Width: up to 32" (up to 80cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, garden or hedge.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , mildew resistant, rust resistant.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  
United States - Patent No: PP 19,571  on  16 Dec 2008   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/998,693  on  29 Nov 2007
Inventors: Zary; Keith W. (Thousand Oaks, CA)
...originated by me by crossing the variety `AROfres` (not patented, seed parent), with the variety `MACivy` (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 8,362, pollen parent).....Observations made from January 2006 to October 2007, from plants four years at completion of observations, growing in a garden environment at Somis, Calif.