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'MEIbiranda' rose Description
'Candia (as a Cut Rose)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
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HMF Ratings:
20 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Red blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIbiranda
Exhibition name: Candia ™
Origin:
Bred by Marie-Louise (Louisette) Meilland (France, 1978).
Class:
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
White and pink.  Mild fragrance.  38 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered to cupped, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green, dense foliage.  
Height of 4' 1" to 4¾' (125 to 145 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  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 4,705  on  5 May 1981   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 06/076,311  on  17 Sep 1979
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