'Madame A. Meilland' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Margaret Furness
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Yellow blend Hybrid Tea.Exhibition name: Peace
Yellow, pink edges. Mild to strong fragrance. 40 to 43 petals. Average diameter 6". Very large, full (26-40 petals), cupped, high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 4' to 6½' (120 to 200 cm). Width of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).
USDA zone 5b and warmer. Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection). Prune dead wood. Prune lightly or not at all.
Francois Meilland named the rose for his mother Madame A Meilland and it was poised for introduction in 1939. This name is the original and thus botanically correct. (Royal National Rose Society, Historic Rose Journal No.32 Autumn 2006 page11)
Some difference of opinion about parentage, see References for more information. The parentage we use here is taken from a 1950 interview of Antoine Meilland by George Adam which is recounted in Meilland: A Life in Roses, by Alain Meilland. Again, see References. Please also see the post from Paul Barden on this rose's "Comments & Questions" tab posted on 8 MAY 2006.