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'Nobilo's Chardonnay ®' rose Description
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Medium yellow Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MACrelea
Exhibition name: Nobilo's Chardonnay ®
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1978).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) in 1984 as 'Nobilo's Chardonnay'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Orange - yellow.  Mild fragrance.  35 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), expanded , high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, bushy, upright.  Small, glossy, light green foliage.  
Height of 32" to 5¼' (80 to 160 cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Prefers warmer sites.  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).  
Breeder's notes:
Nobilo's Chardonnay - Macrelea. Nicknamed Release.
New Zealand - Patent No: 317  on  10 Jul 1986
Application No: ROS173  on  30 Jul 1984
Trade Name: Nobilio's Chardonnay.
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