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'Sue Lawley' rose Description
'Sue Lawley' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
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Red blend Floribunda.
Registration name: MACspash
Exhibition name: Sue Lawley
Bred by Samuel Darragh (1932-2019) McGredy IV (1972).
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) as 'Sue Lawley'.
Red blend.  Carmine, scarlet or cherry red with white or cream edges. Serrated or frilly petal edges.  Mild fragrance.  15 to 20 petals.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  

Height: up to 43" (up to 110cm).  Width: up to 2' (up to 60cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for garden.  Plant in partial shade for best color.  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.  
Breeder's notes:
Sue Lawley - Macspash. Nicknamed Spanish Shawl. For TV presenter.
New Zealand - Patent No: 212  on  28 May 1984
Application No: ROS137  on  17 Nov 1982
Trade Name: Sue Lawley. PVR Terminated: May 28, 1989.
Sam McGredy's breeding chart gives the parentage of MACspash as Macbroey x MACjose.

The American Rose Society says (American Rose, November 1998, p. 35) the following synonyms for this rose have been withdrawn: MACsplash; 'Spanish Shawl'.
According to the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights (PVR) web page, application for a PVR Grant for this rose was made in 1982 and granted in 1984 (PVR Grant No. 212). The breeder's Reference for this rose is Macspash. The New Zealand Trade Name is 'Sue Lawley'. This PVR Grant was terminated in 1989.
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