Rose (Rosa 'Eyepaint') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Eyepaint'
'MACeye'
'Eye Paint'
'Tapis Persan'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: Single: 1-7 petals
Rose bloom color: Red blend
Extra Bloom Info: In large clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Floribunda
Extra Color Info: Red blend, white center, hand-painted appearance
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 3-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Samuel Darragh McGredy IV, 1975
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 6 and warmer

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Plant Spread: 2-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Red and white
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Belfast Gold Medal 1978
Parentage: MACyeleye x Picasso
Child plants: 5 child plants

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Comments:
Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Feb 7, 2014 3:33 PM

I wanted Eyepaint for years after I saw pictures of it growing in other people's gardens. Finally I was able to get my own and plant it in my front yard half-round planters area. It really is as pretty as a picture.

Maybe some people are not that fond of single roses. I really like them. Something about the form and bloom is so striking and pleasing to look at.

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