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PlantFiles: Floribunda, Hybrid Tea Rose, Shrub
Rosa 'Oranges 'n' Lemons'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Oranges 'n' Lemons
Additional cultivar information: ( aka MACoranlem, Oranges 'n' Lemons, Papagena)
Hybridized by McGredy; Year of Registration or Introduction: pre 1989

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Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)
Hybrid Tea

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

Bloom Color:
Orange and orange blend (ob)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Resistant to black spot
Resistant to mildew
Resistant to rust

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

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4 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Marisa_K On Dec 25, 2008, Marisa_K from Lincoln, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

The color is definitely better in cooler weather. It gets up into the 90's/100's during the summer months where I live; when it's that warm, the blooms are more of a peachy-orange and the stripes are faint. When it's cool out, the blooms have distinct yellow and bright, deep orange stripes. The colors are exactly like a ripe Meyer lemon and a tangerine. The plant itself is attractive with its deep red/burgundy new growth.

Positive skiekitty On Jun 30, 2008, skiekitty from Parker, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

Gorgeous new leaves come in deep deep red that mature into a wonderful dark green. Very glossy and stand-out-ish. This is a showstopper & I'm go glad I got one! Seems to do well here in Zone 5 (I'll know more next spring) but seems to take the heat quite well. I have mine in mulch (I mulch all my plants) and hand-water about once a week.

Positive indiana_lily On Jul 26, 2006, indiana_lily from Jeffersonville, IN (Zone 6b) wrote:

Blooms profusely! Disease resistant unless next to another rose bush that is susceptible to black spot. Blooms tend to be more yellow during colder periods.

Neutral OldeOake On Mar 7, 2005, OldeOake from Back of Beyond, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This cultivar's parentage is from New Year x seedling. Hybridizer is Sam McGredy.

Positive chicochi3 On Jun 27, 2004, chicochi3 from Fayetteville, AR (Zone 6b) wrote:

Tons and tons of blooms. Excellent color. Low maintenance in NW Arkansas.


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

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Fairfield, California
Lincoln, California
Pacifica, California
Redding, California
Reseda, California
San Jose, California
Santa Clarita, California
Peoria, Illinois
Indianapolis, Indiana
Jeffersonville, Indiana
Kansas City, Missouri
Himrod, New York
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Maryville, Tennessee
Plano, Texas

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