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Hybrid Tea Rose 'Cary Grant'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Cary Grant
Additional cultivar information:(aka MEImainger, Cary Grant, Bushveld Dawn, PP6792)
Hybridized by Meilland
Registered or introduced: 1987
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Hybrid Tea


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Bloom Color:

Orange and orange blend (ob)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Very Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly



Patent Information:

Patent expired

Other Details:

Susceptible to mildew

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Forest Falls, California

San Leandro, California

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Ferriday, Louisiana

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 26, 2010, HolyChickin from Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote:

Oh man.... I bent over backwards to find this rose and it was definitely worth the effort!

I have been wanting a true orange rose for a while... got a Tropicana because I read it was orange... yeah, not so much; Tropicana more of a peach. Then I started digging and found this one... It's not reddish... pinkish... peachy... it is as ORANGE as you can GET! Now that's what I'm talkin' about!! And it smells FANTASTIC!!

It is a little succeptible to blackspot... but then again EVERYTHING is in my area but with regular treatments, it's good! Also, it doesn't really like excessive heat (which as of late there has been plenty) as I am noticing the blooms aren't as double (the same thing is happening to my Midas Touch too). I am sure once the Summer passes and we get ... read more


On May 21, 2010, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 6792 has expired