Family : Rosaceae
Class : Hybrid Tea
Text and pictures © Giuseppe Mazza
English translation by Mario Beltramini
Created by Alain Meilland in 2009 and marketed in 2010, ‘Pierre Arditi’ is a Hybrid Tea known also as ‘Lomonosov’, ‘Roger Whittaker’ and ‘Vive La Mariée!’.
Vigourous 90-100 cm shrub, with bright dark green foliage and good resistance to frost and diseases.
The great cup-shaped flowers, pure white, mainly solitary, can reach the 14 cm of diametre with about 95 petals. They have the intense fragrance of the old Damask Rose, with notes of complex fruits, that evoke the raspberry, the pears, the peaches and various exotic fruits.
It is in bud with more cycle during the whole vegetative period.
Variety denomination : MEIcalanq
Seed : ‘Typhoon’ × ‘Yves Piaget’
Pollen : ‘Princesse de Monaco’
2010 - International Prize of City of Nantes
2015 - 5th Prize : Baden Baden Wien Rose Trials