Data specific to Roses (Edit)
Bloom size: Large: 4-5"
Petal count: full: 26-40 petals
Rose bloom color: Orange and orange blend
Extra Bloom Info: In small clusters
Rebloom: Good
Class: Shrub
Extra Color Info: Orange & yellow blend, striped
Growth Habit: Medium-tall, 4-5 feet, bushy
Fragrance: Mild
Hybridizer & year: Samuel Darragh McGredy IV, 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)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 4-5 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Orange and yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: New Year x Umbrella
Child plants: 2 child plants

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Alternative cultivar names:
  • 'Oranges 'n' Lemons'
  • 'MACoranlem'
  • 'Papagena'

Common names
  • Rose

Comments:
  • Posted by Mike (Lower Hudson Valley, New York - Zone 6b) on Aug 22, 2014 7:57 PM concerning plant:
    Such a fun rose! The colors start out vibrant and strong, but the orange gradually fades to the color of pink grapefruit. Grows to 6 feet tall if tied to a trellis. Heavy bloomer, with several repeats throughout the season. Canes will arch out with sprays of blooms that can get heavy enough to weigh down the branches and snap them. Keep it in bounds, and cut back branches where the clusters of petals have fallen, as it won't always grow past that point to rebloom. One of the few roses my husband consistently comments on year after year. It's also one of my mother's favorites, but she has difficulty finding it in North Carolina, and tells me it's because it's known to be more suited for cooler climates. Here in New York, it's among my favorites, even if it's a bit of a "novelty" rose.

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