Rosa ‘Papa Meilland’

Family : Rosaceae

Class : Hybrid Tea

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Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza

 

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English translation by Peter Thompson

 

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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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