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'Happiness' rose Description
'Happiness (Hybrid Tea. Meilland. 1949)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of William Grant
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
43 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Happiness
Origin:
Bred by Francis Meilland (France, 1949).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1951 as 'Happiness'.
Class:
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Red, ages to crimson .  Mild fragrance.  35 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 5.5".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long, pointed buds.  
Habit:
Upright.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to rust .  Spring Pruning: Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood and cut back canes that cross. In warmer climates, cut back the remaining canes by about one-third. In colder areas, you'll probably find you'll have to prune a little more than that.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 911   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Parentage as given is taken from Alain Meilland's book, Meilland: A Life in Roses. The parentage listed in Modern Roses 10 is actually the parentage of the parents of Happiness --- Marrakech and Leonce Colombier...