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'Händel' rose Description
'Händel (Large Flowered Climber, McGredy, 1965)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Old Glory
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
60 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Red blend Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: MACha
Exhibition name: Händel
Origin:
Bred by Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1965).
Introduced in Ireland by Samuel McGredy and Son, Nurserymen (Ireland) as 'Händel'.
Introduced in New Zealand by Avenue Roses/Avenue Nurseries (Levin) Ltd. in 1966 as 'Händel'.
Class:
Climber, Floribunda, Cl., Large-Flowered Climber.  
Bloom:
Red blend, pink edges.  Mild fragrance.  22 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, very double bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Climbing.  
Height of 5' to 15' (150 to 455 cm).  Width of 7' to 8' (215 to 245 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  
Patents:
Germany - Patent No: 803 766
Notes:
Gwen Powell says her photograph is of 'Handel' in it's first year of growth. With plenty of fertilizer and water the plant grows about 6 inches a week. Right now it gets only about ½ day of sun.
 
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