Rose (Rosa 'Marco Polo') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Marco Polo'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Medium yellow
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Growth Habit: Medium, 2-4 feet, upright
Fragrance: Strong
Hybridizer & year: Alain Meilland, 1994
Optimal growing zones: USDA zone 7 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: 2-4 feet
Plant Spread: 1-2 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on May 27, 2011 7:34 PM

A comment on HMF says this rose is winter-hardy even in zones 4 and 5.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Feb 8, 2014 4:48 PM

The blooms of Marco Polo are a nice yellow color. I do remember that I was able to find mine at a local nursery, which was a lucky thing. I do spray all of my roses with systemic fungicide here in my humid Long Island, NY garden. Marco Polo definitely needs spraying to stay disease-free here.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
January 2017 -- Photos and Chat by zuzu Jan 31, 2017 3:27 PM 117
Time to ID this rose by zuzu Jul 17, 2012 8:34 PM 31
Official order from Roses Unlimited by Skiekitty May 29, 2011 11:01 PM 36
Mission Impossible by vossner May 29, 2011 12:14 AM 26

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