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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, 2007).
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins (Wholesale) in 2008 as 'Mardi Gras'.
Pink blend.  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, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, classic hybrid tea, high-centered bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Medium, upright, well-branched.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).  Width of up to 32" (up to 80 cm).
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

Floribunda rose plant with flowers having a sweet musk fragrance; vigorous
upright growth, well branched; large, multicolored blooms; disease
resistant foliage; petals that drop cleanly and high centered flowers.

Zary; Keith W. (Thousand Oaks, CA)

Jackson & Perkins Wholesale, Inc.