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'MEIbil' rose Description
'Pink Peace' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rose Hound Garden - Johnston Family
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Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIbil
Exhibition name: Pink Peace
Origin:
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 1961 as 'Pink Peace'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong fragrance.  58 to 65 petals.  Average diameter 5.5".  Very large, borne mostly solitary bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
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).
Growing:
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) .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,759  on  14 Oct 1958   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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