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'Solitaire' rose Description
'Solitaire (hybrid tea, McGredy, 1978)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of jedmar
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HMF Ratings:
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Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MACyefre
Exhibition name: Solitaire
Bred by Samuel Darragh (1932-2019) McGredy IV (1978).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) as 'Solitaire'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Yellow, pink edges, yellow reverse.  Smaller in summer.  Strong, opinions vary fragrance.  25 petals.  Large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Bushy.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green, leathery foliage.  

Height: 3' to 7' (90 to 215cm).  Width: up to 3' (up to 90cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: 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:
Solitaire - Macyefre. Nicknamed Yellow Freude
New Zealand - Patent No: 483  on  4 Aug 1989
No hip set
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