Rosa ‘Louis de Funès’

Family : Rosaceae

Class : Hybrid Tea

Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza


English translation by Peter Thompson



Created in France by Marie-Louise Meilland in 1987, and dedicated to the famous French comic.

Slightly perfumed corollas, with 25-30 bicolour petals, shaded orange on the upper side, and yellow on the other. It suffers slightly in cold conditions.

Variety denomination : MEIrestif

Parentage :

Seed : ‘Ambassador’ × ‘Whisky Mac’

Pollen : ‘Arthur Bell’ × ‘Kabuki’

Awards :

1983 - Geneva Gold Medal

1983 - Monza Gold Medal

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