Shrub Rose 'Macy's Pride'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Macy's Pride
Additional cultivar information:(PP15574, Garden Art Collection; aka BAIcream, Macy's Pride)
Hybridized by Lim-Twomey
Registered or introduced: 2003
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Bloom Color:

White (w)

Light yellow (ly)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall



Can be trained as a standard or tree form

Patent Information:


Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Susceptible to black spot

Stems are moderately thorny

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

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Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

West Hartford, Connecticut

Lisle, Illinois

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lincoln, Nebraska

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Bronx, New York

Brooklyn, New York

Pembina, North Dakota

Casco, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 20, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Very large creamy white 5" flowers, double (22 petals), cupped to flat form, in small clusters. June flush with scattered later bloom.

This was listed among the top performers at the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden in 2010, where no fungicides are used. It is highly resistant to black spot and powdery mildew.

Usually sold own-root. Part of Bailey's Easy Elegance collection.

US PP # 15,574 2005

Parentage: Graham Thomas x Carefree Beauty


On Feb 24, 2014, tgwWhale from Casco, WI wrote:

This rose is listed as a shrub rose but in my experience it grows more like a floribunda -- it has a vertical growth habit and has stems long enough for cutting. The flowers form in clusters at the end of the long vertical stems. Blooms are not long-lasting, and fragrance is light.

I bought two of these last spring and have them buried in ground to try to get them through the winter. This rose is reported to be quite hardy. However, we are having the "Winter from Hades" and I am wondering of any of my roses will survive. If these survive this winter, I will give this rose the strongest "thumbs up" that I can give.


On Jun 17, 2007, daryl from vernon, BC (Zone 6a) wrote:

Was choosen to represent the 100th anniversary of Macy's department store.
Blooms avg 22 petals and are approx 5".
Semi gloss green foliage and extremlydisease resistant.