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'MEIbil' rose Description
'Pink Peace' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Mike Gleason's Rose Gardens
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Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIbil
Exhibition name: Pink Peace
Bred by Francis Meilland (France, 1958).
Introduced in France by URS (Universal Rose Selection)-Meilland as 'Pink Peace'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1960 as 'Pink Peace'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Pink.  Strong fragrance.  58 to 65 petals.  Average diameter 5.5".  Very large, borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, bushy, upright.  Dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  Width of 28" to 4' (70 to 120 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 1,759  on  14 Oct 1958   VIEW USPTO PATENT