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Rosa 'Sexy Rexy'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sexy Rexy
Additional cultivar information: (aka MACrexy, Sexy Rexy, Heckenzauber, PP6713)
Hybridized by McGredy; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1984

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cluster-flowered (incl. Floribunda & Grandiflora)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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)
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)

Bloom Color:
Medium pink (mp)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Can be trained as a standard or tree form

Patent Information:
Patent expired

Other Details:
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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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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Joan On Apr 7, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 6713 has expired
Neutral CApoppy On Jul 10, 2005, CApoppy from Santa Cruz Mountains, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

This rose seems to be unsuited to the growing conditions at our house. When we put in a semi-circular brick patio in the garden three years ago, we planned to edge it with roses to compliment the Zepherine Drouhin and Sally Holmes climbers on the arched trellis that led to the space. I carefully researched roses that were the right color, not too tall to obscure the beautiful view across the valley and that bloomed throughout the summer. Sexy Rexy won out.

I planted eleven plants. They are on drippers and get regular feeding with an organic rose fertilzer and foliage feeding with MaxiSea. I can't blame the rose for early spring problems. We get high winds and driving rain with cool moist air off the ocean in spring and early summer (which also keeps most Homo sapiens from using the patio). This promotes black spot and broken branches even in the hardiest of plants. I use an organic form of Rose Defense for the black spot.

But by mid-June or early July we have consistenly warm balmy days with little fog and plenty of sunshine. In spite of that, I cannot coax these roses out of their malaise and get them to look healthy in August, September, and October--our true summer season.

I am giving them extra TLC this year, but it is a test to see if they should stay. If not, I will try to find them happier homes (with someone else.)


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

Saraland, Alabama
Long Beach, California
Sacramento, California
San Jose, California
San Marino, California
San Pedro, California
Loveland, Colorado
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Gardiner, Maine
Silverton, Oregon
Houston, Texas
Clinton, Washington

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