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The McCartney Rose

Rosa 'The McCartney'

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The McCartney Rose (Rosa 'The McCartney') at Plumline Nursery

The McCartney Rose flowers

The McCartney Rose flowers

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Height:  5 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  7a

Other Names:  Sweet Lady Rose

Group/Class:  Hybrid Tea Rose

Description:

A standout variety that produces lovely pink blooms that are perfectly formed; needs full sun and well-drained soil; watch for blackspot on this one, otherwise quite vigorous; strong fragrance

Ornamental Features

The McCartney Rose features showy fragrant pink flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

The McCartney Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease
  • Spiny

The McCartney Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

The McCartney Rose will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

The McCartney Rose makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

This plant is not reliably hardy in our region, and is therefore not covered under our warranty.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features

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4151 Logan Ferry Road
Murrysville, PA 15668
724-327-6775

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