PlantsRoses→Rose (Rosa 'Maggie')

Alternative cultivar names:
'Maggie'
'Eugene E. Marlitt'
'Kakinada Red'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Medium: 2-3"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Red blend
Extra Bloom Info: In clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Bourbon
Extra Color Info: Red and purple
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Moderate
Misc: Thornless or almost thornless
Hybridizer & year: Rudolf Geschwind, 1900
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 5 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)
Plant Height: 4-5 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip

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Posted by porkpal (Richmond, TX) on Oct 25, 2014 3:06 PM

Finally this year, after about five years in the ground, my Maggie has come into her own. Unfortunately I planted her between two very vigorous roses (Buff Beauty and Lafter) who tried to crowd her out. This year Maggie has taken off and pushed her canes through the jungle. She has always bloomed well, especially in the fall, but now the show is more visible. I find the blooms shatter after only a few days, but there are more buds waiting to replace them. Like most of my roses, she is plagued by black spot in spring - a nearly normal condition here on the Texas Gulf coast.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 11, 2013 2:40 PM

Noted by Antique Rose Emporium:
"Collected by Dr. William C. Welch in Louisiana, "Maggie" has very full flowers that are large, of rich carmine rose that can darken to crimson in cool weather. They are freely produced on a vigorous, healthy bush that makes a nice hedge, specimen plant or even pillar rose. The true "rose" scent is even headier when the flowers are carried indoors. We admit to preferring this rose to the less vigorous Grss an Teplitz, and thought it might be a hearty seedling of the rose, but several distinguished rosarians have suggested that our "Maggie" is possibly the old Bourbon Eugne E. Marlitt."

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