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'Karma' rose Description
'Karma' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
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Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MACnic
Exhibition name: Pounder Star
Bred by Samuel Darragh (1932-2019) McGredy IV (1969).
Introduced in Australia by Langbecker in 1978 as 'Karma'.
Introduced in United States by Edmunds' Roses in 1982 as 'Karma'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Red.  Currant red. Long ovoid small hips.  Moderate, old rose, spice fragrance.  20 to 24 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Medium, compact, upright, well-branched.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: up to 4½' (up to 135cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Vigorous.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Breeder's notes:
Karma - Macnic. Nicknamed Nicklaus
United States - Patent No: PP 4,694   VIEW USPTO PATENT