Rose (Rosa 'Macho Man') in the Roses Database

Alternative cultivar names:
'Macho Man'

Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Bloom shape: High-centered
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Mauve and mauve blend
Rebloom: Good
Class: Hybrid tea
Extra Color Info: Pale mauve
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-5 feet
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Astor Perry, 1999
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: 4-5 feet
Plant Spread: 2-3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Mauve
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


Photo gallery:
Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2011-11-01
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2013-06-05Fading to pink in a 90+ degree heat wave
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Location: In my Northern California gardenDate: 2011-10-15
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Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Nov 24, 2014 12:19 AM

This majestic hybrid tea is one of Astor Perry's phototropic roses, changing color in response to the amount and quality of sunlight it receives. The blooms usually are lavender with a bluish cast, but sometimes these lavender blooms turn pink as the sunlight grows more intense or silver as the intensity lessens.

My Macho Man rose bush is grafted onto Dr. Huey rootstock and is quite tall (5-6 feet), with many thick and sturdy canes. The buds are lovely, and the petals of the open rose bloom are lightly scalloped and ruffled.

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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Apr 14, 2014 1:30 PM

Love this rose. Compact, not leggy. Pretty generous with blooms. Survives my zone 5 with winter mulch protection. FTW!

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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