'Rocky ™' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Kathy Strong's Del Cerro Garden
Orange blend Shrub.Registration name: MACkepaExhibition name:
Orange and white. Mild, tea fragrance. 18 to 25 petals. Average diameter 3". Double (17-25 petals) bloom form. Occasional repeat later in the season.
Height of 5' (150 cm).
Rocky - Mackepa. Nicknamed Kepa
United States - Patent No: PP 4,669 on 17 Mar 1981 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 112750 on 17 Jan 1980
Samuel McGredy, IV, Auckland, New Zealand
... A hybrid rose plant of the climber class... Flowers are of moderate size, from 2 to 3 inches... The blooms have a strong bi-color effect, dominated by bright orange intermixed with white. The plant flowers almost continuously during the growing season... a half-hardy tall outdoor seedling... new cultivar was first propagated by Samuel McGredy, IV, in Portadown, Ireland... a slight tea fragrance... 18 to 25 petals... petalage is double... Flowers on the bush in the garden persist from 3 to 5 days... Cut roses grown outdoors and kept at living-room temperatures last from 3 to 5 days... more than average resistance to mildew...