A brilliant deep, clear pink – so bright you’d think it would glow in the dark. As a garden subject it has no peer because it’s constantly in bloom all season long. In fact, few bother to disbud it because it would limit bloom production. The large foliage is polished deep green and goes right up to the neck of the bloom. Under ordinary circumstances it’s one of the cleanest, hardiest, brightest pinks around. Cursed with a myriad of tiny, sharp thorns, which is undoubtedly its only means of protecting its super fragrant blooms. Flower Size: 5-7″. Fragrance: Strong. Hybridizer: McGredy, 1973.
Rose-pink. Flowers shocking pink. Strong fragrance. 32 to 40 petals. Average diameter 5″. Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, exhibition, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, bushy, upright, well-branched. Large, glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 2′ to 4′ (60 to 120 cm). Width of 2′ to 4′ (60 to 120 cm).
Hybridizer: Samuel Darragh McGredy IV (1970)
Seed: Paddy McGredy x
Pollen: Prima Ballerina (hybrid tea, Tantau, 1957)