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'West Coast ®' rose Description
'Penthouse ® (hybrid tea, McGredy 1979)' rose photo
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Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MACngauru
Exhibition name: West Coast ®
Bred by Samuel Darragh (1932-2019) McGredy IV (1979).
Introduced in France by NIRP International in 1986 as 'Penthouse'.
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) in 1986 as 'West Coast'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Pink.  None to mild fragrance.  Average diameter 5.5".  Very large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, nodding or "weak neck", ruffled, urn-shaped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, bushy.  Large, matte, light green foliage.  

Height: 39" to 4'11" (100 to 150cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Rain tolerant.  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:
West Coast - Macngauru. Nicknamed Ngauruhoe
New Zealand - Patent No: 377  on  3 Aug 1987
Application No: ROSE211  on  3 Oct 1985
Trade Name: West Coast. Previous denomination until March 24, 1986: MACngauru.
Commences blooming rather late in spring.

Although West Coast (code name Macngauru) is also referred to as Penthouse, Penthouse (code name Macsatur) and West Coast are not the same rose.
Source: Rakuten lists parentage of 'Penthouse' as ('Yellow Pages' x 'Kabuki') X 'Golden Gate' and Breeding year as 1987.
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