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
Seed : ‘Ambassador’ × ‘Whisky Mac’
Pollen : ‘Arthur Bell’ × ‘Kabuki’
1983 - Geneva Gold Medal
1983 - Monza Gold Medal