Rosa ‘Papa Meilland’

Family : Rosaceae

Class : Hybrid Tea

Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza


English translation by Peter Thompson



An important rose, created in France in 1963 by Meilland.

Corollas with 35 velvety, dark red petals, with veining and the intense perfume of the old roses.

Variety denomination : MEIcesar, MEIsar

Parentage :

‘Chrysler Imperial’ × ‘Charles Mallerin’

Awards :

1962 - Baden-Baden Gold Medal

1974 - American Rose Society : James Alexander Gamble Rose Fragrance Award

1988 - World Federation of Rose Societies : WFRS Rose Hall of Fame (The World’s Favourite Rose)

1999 - York Rose & Garden Society (Canada) : Princess of Show

2001 - Memphis Rose Society : Most Fragrant (Hybrid Tea)

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