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'De Meaux' rose Description
'Rose de Meaux' rose photo
Photo courtesy of jedmar
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
229 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Medium pink Centifolia.
Registration name: Rose de Meaux
Origin:
Bred by Unknown (before 1659).
Class:
Centifolia, Hybrid Gallica.  
Bloom:
Light pink, lilac shading.  Mild fragrance.  Small, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, rosette bloom form.  Once-blooming spring or summer.  
Habit:
Short, armed with thorns / prickles, compact, suckers on its own roots.  
Height of 18" to 42" (45 to 105 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Prune after flowering is finished.  
Notes:
Possibly a number of different varieties.
Dominique Séguier was the Bishop of Meaux 1637-1659. The 'Rose de Meaux' might have originated in his garden, but there is no evidence that he was the breeder, nor that it was discovered in 1637 when he became Bishop.

DNA analysis has shown that 'Red Damask' at L'Hay is a close relative of the centifolia 'De Meaux'. - see References.

Heirloom Old Garden Roses describe Rose de Meaux as an Old Garden Rose in miniature with its fragrant, medium pink, pompon-style flowers...
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