HelpMeFind Roses, Clematis and Peonies
Roses, Clematis and Peonies
and everything gardening related.
DescriptionPhotosLineageAwardsReferencesMember RatingsMember CommentsMember JournalsCuttingsGardensBuy From 
'Trumpeter' rose Description
'Trumpeter' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Johno
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
39 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
Orange or orange-red Floribunda.
Registration name: MACtrum
Exhibition name: Trumpeter
Bred by Samuel Darragh (1932-2019) McGredy IV (1970).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) as 'Trumpeter'.
Orange - scarlet.  Mild fragrance.  35 to 45 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Short, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, compact, well-branched.  Medium, glossy, medium green foliage.  

Height: 2' to 35" (60 to 90cm).  Width: 20" to 2' (50 to 60cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden or hedge.  Vigorous.  heat tolerant.  rain tolerant.  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.  Needs little care; relatively disease-free and quite hardy.  
Breeder's notes:
Trumpeter - Mactrum
United States - Patent No: PP 4,297  on  5 Sep 1978   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 05/830,478  on  6 Sep 1977
According to the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights (PVR) web page, application for a PVR Grant for this rose was made in 1978 and granted in 1980 (PVR Grant No. 108).