Rosa ‘Louis Blériot’

Family : Rosaceae

Class : Modern shrubby rose - Polyantha

Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza


English translation by Mario Beltramini



‘Louis Blériot’, known in USA as ‘Lavender Meidiland’, is a landscape rose created in France by Meilland in 2006 and dedicated to the pioneer of French aviation, the first to fly across the Channel on July 25th, 1909.

40-90 cm tall shrub and even 1 m broad, with glossy dark green leaves, particularly resistant to diseases, pollution and cold. It’s part of those “easy roses” that do not need pesticides and content of a possible pruning, even mechanical, by the end of season.

6 cm flowers, with about 20 perfumed petals arranged in cup, with shades and bicolour contrasts between medium and lavender pink.

Well exposed to sun and regularly watered, is a variety always in bud during the whole vegetative time. Ideal for small gardens and edgings, can also be used as groundcover and on the balcony in suitable pots.

Variety denomination : MEIbivers

Parentage :

Seed : ‘Immensee’ × ‘Flower Carpet’

Pollen : ‘Applejack’

Awards :

2006 - Anerkannte Deutsche Rose Novelty Trials

2009 - Hradec Králové Honourable Mention

2010 - Australian National Rose Trials : Bronze Medal

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