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'Oranges 'n' Lemons ™' rose Description
'Oranges 'n' Lemons ™' rose photo
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Orange blend Floribunda, Shrub.
Registration name: MACoranlem
Exhibition name: Oranges 'n' Lemons ™
Bred by Samuel Darragh (1932-2019) McGredy IV (1985).
Introduced in France by Pépinières de la Saulaie as 'Fifty-Fifty'.
Introduced in New Zealand by McGredy Roses International (New Zealand) as 'Oranges 'n' Lemons'.
Introduced in United States by Weeks Wholesale Rose Grower, Inc. in 1995 as 'Oranges 'n' Lemons'.
Floribunda, Hybrid Tea, Shrub.  
Orange and yellow, streaks, stripes, flecks, ages to peach . [Orange and yellow, stripes.]  Some fading.  Mild, fruity fragrance.  40 petals.  Average diameter 3.5".  Full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, arching, armed with thorns / prickles, lax, spreading.  Medium, dark green foliage.  

Height: 30" to 10' (75 to 305cm).  Width: up to 2' (up to 60cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Very vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .  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) .  
Australia - Application No: 1996/066  on  1996   VIEW PBR PATENT
New Zealand - Patent No: 1236  on  6 Jun 1997
Application No: ROS502  on  20 May 1994
Trade Name: Oranges and Lemons.
United States - Patent No: PP 9,191  on  11 Jul 1995   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/200,824  on  23 Feb 1994
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