Floribunda, Hybrid Tea Rose, Shrub 'Oranges 'n' Lemons'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Oranges 'n' Lemons
Additional cultivar information:(PP9191, aka MACoranlem, Oranges 'n' Lemons, Papagena)
Hybridized by McGredy
Registered or introduced: 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:

Patent expired

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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