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  • Malaguena
  • Mavoureen
  • Maytime
  • Mountain Music
  • Musicale

Malaguena

(1976) Medium pink shrub. The long-ovoid, pointed buds open to double (2530 petals), shallow-cupped, 4-4.5 inch blooms of pale geranium pink (RHSCC 47D) are stippled on the inner surface of the petals with dark claret rose (RHSCC SOA). The blooms are borne in clusters of 5-1 0 and have a slightly sweet fragrance. The abundant, large, leathery foliage is dark green. The thorns are red-brown and awl-like. The bushy plant is erect and free-flowering from June until killing frost. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.

 

Mavourneen

(1984) Red blend shrub. The medium-large, ovoid-pointed buds are whitetinted currant red (RHSCC 46A) and open to double (20-25 petals), open, 4.4-5 inch bicolored blooms of currant-red on the face and white on the petal reverse. The blooms are borne in clusters of 1 - I 0 and have a light, sweet scent. The abundant, large, leathery, medium glossy foliage is dark green and is tolerant of normal foliar disease. The thorns are tan and awl-like. The erect plant is bushy and blooms from June until killing frost. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.

 

Maytime

(1975) Pink blend shrub. The ovoid-pointed buds open to single (6-1 0 petals), shallow-cupped, 3.5-4 inch blooms of carmine rose (RHSCC 52C) over a yellow base and having the effect of apricot-pink. The blooms are borne in clusters of 5-1 5 and are moderately sweet-scented. The abundant foliage is dark green and leathery. The thorns are green and awl-like. The erect, bushy, 3.5 x 3.5 ft plant is shrub-like and in continuous bloom from June until killing frost. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.

 

Mountain Music

(1984) Pink blend shrub. The medium-sized, ovoid-pointed buds of orange-tinted Rhodonite red (RHSCC 51 D) open to double,(20-25 petals), slightly-cupped, open, 3.5-4 inch blooms with petals of French rose (RHSCC 49D) shaded with light yellow (RHSCC 7A) and stippled with Empire rose (RHSCC 48C). The abundant, semi-glossy, leathery foliage is woodpecker green (RHSCC 147A). The thorns are tan and awl-like. The erect, bushy, 3 ft plant is free-branching and blooms from June until killing frost. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.

 

Music Maker

(1973) Light pink shrub. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.

 

Musicale

(1964) Red blend grandiflora. Blooms are small, double fragrant, straw-yellow changing to cherry red. Foliage is glossy and bronzy-green. Growth is moderate, erect, and bushy. Abundant bloom all season. The plants are winter-hardy in Iowa without protection.