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'Whisky Mac' rose Description
'Whisky (hybrid tea, Tantau 1968)' rose photo
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Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Whisky Mac
Exhibition name: Whisky Mac
Bred by Mathias Tantau, Jr. (1912 - 2006) (Germany, 1968).
Introduced in Australia by Treloar Roses in 1970 as 'Whisky'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Yellow blend.  Flowers bronze-yellow.  Strong fragrance.  30 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, classic hybrid tea, urn-shaped bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Bushy, upright.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 30" to 5' (75 to 150 cm).  Width of 2' (60 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders or garden.  Vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: blackspot resistant, susceptible to Mildew.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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) .  
Fryer's Roses says Whisky Mac is one of the most popular roses of all time and is still a firm favourite. The well-shaped flowers are deep golden amber...
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