Mardi Gras Floribunda Rose was bred by Dr. Keith W. Zary in the United States in 2007 and was introduced by Jackson & Perkins in 2008. Reminisce the carefree days of Mardi Gras with this new Floribunda which has large cluster of flowers with bright yellow, orange and pink hues. It has mild to strong, musk, sweet fragrance and an average diameter of 4″ with 20 to 25 petals borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered in small clusters with high centered bloom form. The mardi gras rose blooms continuously throughout the season and is said to create festive atmosphere in any setting. The Mardi Gras plant is medium, upright and well-branched with large, semi-glossy, dark green and leathery foliage.
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The flower’s pointed red buds & well-formed flowers turn up in colorful clusters making the Mardi Gras rose a complete show off. This rose is a consistent performer and is parade of its own. Since its introduction this rose has become a favorite amongst many gardeners and is excellent either as a specimen, for beds and borders, cut flower, garden or hedge. Mardi Gras rose is very heat resistant and is USDA zone 6b through 9b. It is susceptible to blackspot, mildew resistant and rust resistant. Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. To encourage re-bloom, remove spent blooms. For spring pruning, remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back cranes that cross. Cut back remaining cranes by about one-third in warmer climates and in colder climates you may have to prune a little more than that.
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