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'Violette Parfumée ®' rose Description
'Melody Parfumée ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Susan Murphy
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
107 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: DORient
Exhibition name: Melody Parfumée ™
Origin:
Bred by Francois Dorieux II (....-2015) (France, 1992).
Introduced in France by Establissement Renoard in 1995 as 'Melody Parfumée'.
Introduced in United States by Bear Creek Gardens, Inc. in 1999 as 'Melody Parfumée'.
Class:
Grandiflora.  
Bloom:
Mauve or purple blend, lighter reverse. [Mauve or purple blend.].  Flowers dark lavender-plum with lighter reverse.  Strong, damask, old rose fragrance.  25 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, upright.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot , mildew resistant, rust resistant.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 11,014  on  27 Jul 1999   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/032,710  on  27 Feb 1998
Notes:
Ludwigs Roses says this rose was chosen by the Natal Rose Society for release during the 2000 National Rose Convention in Durban.