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'MACha' rose Description
'Händel (Large Flowered Climber, McGredy 1960)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Mirek (Mirinda)
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Bred by Samuel Darragh (1932-2019) McGredy IV (1960).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Samuel McGredy and Son, Nurserymen (Northern Ireland) in 1965 as 'Händel'.
Introduced in France by NIRP International in 1966 as 'Haendel'.
Introduced in New Zealand by Avenue Roses/Avenue Nurseries (Levin) Ltd. in 1966 as 'Handel'.
Introduced in Australia by Roy H. Rumsey Pty. Ltd. in 1968 as 'Händel'.
Climber, Floribunda, Cl., Large-Flowered Climber.  
Cream, rose-pink edges.  None to mild, honey fragrance.  22 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Medium to large, very double, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Climbing.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 5' to 11' (150 to 335cm).  Width: 7' to 8' (215 to 245cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  
Breeder's notes:
Handel - Macha
Germany - Patent No: 803 766
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