Rosa ‘The Mc Cartney Rose’

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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Famous variety, created in France by Alain Meilland in 1992.

Corollas with 20-40 large pink petals, very perfumed.

Resistant to diseases.

Variety denomination : MEIzeli

Parentage :

Seed : ‘Nirvana’ × ‘Papa Meilland’

Pollen : ‘First Prize’

Awards :

1988 - Bagatelle (Paris) : Deuxième Prix

1988 - Bagatelle (Paris) : Rose la plus parfumée, Choix des enfants

1988 - Geneva Gold Medal

1988 - Le Roeulx Gold Medal

1988 - Monza Gold Medal

1989 - Lyon - Armand Zinsch Prestige de la Rose

1993 - Nantes Fragrance Award

1996 - New Zealand National Rose Trial Ground Winner

1999 - Albuquerque Rose Society : Court of Show / Honor

1999 - King of Show : Albuquerque Rose Society - San Fernando Valley Rose Society

1999 - Rosexpo Montreal : Best Pink Rose

2001 - Court of Show / Honor : Albuquerque Rose Society - Des Moines Rose Society

 
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