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'Frances Meilland' rose Description
'Francis Meilland' rose photo
Photo courtesy of NummyGarden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
78 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: Francis Meilland
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (France, 1996).
Introduced in France by Meilland International in 2006 as 'Schloss Ippenburg'.
Introduced in Australia by Wagner's Rose Nursery in 2015 as 'Father of Peace'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
White.  Strong, citrus, fruity, old rose fragrance.  37 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large buds.  
Habit:
Medium.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 31" to 7' (80 to 215 cm).  Width of 2' (60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, garden or landscape.  Flowers drop off cleanly.  rain tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 19,970  on  28 Apr 2009   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/822,398  on  5 Jul 2007

A new and distinct variety of Hybrid Tea rose plant is provided that forms
at mid-season abundantly and substantially continuously attractive highly
fragrant Orient Pink blossoms. The buds are substantially conical-shaped.
The vegetation is very strong and attractive glossy dark green foliage is
formed. Excellent resistance to Marssonina is displayed. The plant is
particularly well suited for providing attractive ornamentation in the
landscape.



Inventors:
Meilland; Alain A. (Antibes, FR)
Assignee:

CP Delaware, Inc.
(Wilmington,
DE)


Notes:
Source of breeding year: Jacques Mouchotte
http://www.newplantsandflowers.com/wp-content/uploads/Paper-about-Rosa-‘Meitroni’-Prince-Jardinier-Francis-Meilland-by-Jacques-Mouchotte.pdf

Meilland International has informed HMF that the right brand name in Australia is Francis MEILLAND® Father of Peace.

This rose nas been photographed with buds and blooms in the Netherlands in February. Note the photographer's (Jay-Jay) notes