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'Oranges 'n' Lemons ™' rose Description
'Papagena (floribunda, McGredy 1985)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
65 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Orange blend Shrub.
Registration name: MACoranlem
Exhibition name: Oranges 'n' Lemons ™
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1985).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) as 'Oranges 'n' Lemons'.
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1995 as 'Oranges 'n' Lemons'.
Class:
Floribunda, Hybrid Tea, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Orange and yellow, stripes.  Some fading.  Mild, fruity fragrance.  40 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, arching, armed with thorns / prickles, lax, spreading.  Medium, dark green foliage.  
Height of 30" to 10' (75 to 305 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Very 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) .  
Breeder's notes:
Oranges & Lemons - Macoranlem
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1996/066  on  1996   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
New Zealand - Patent No: 1236  on  6 Jun 1997
Application No: ROS502  on  20 May 1994
Trade Name: Oranges and Lemons.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 9,191  on  11 Jul 1995   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/200,824  on  23 Feb 1994
Notes:
'Papagena' honors the girlfriend of Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute.