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Meilland: A Life in Roses
(Apr 1984)  Page(s) 149.  
La Ramée Floribunda. Meilland 1947. Crimson.
(Apr 1984)  Page(s) 7.  
We know how to create a rose mauve in color by a chemcial removal of the red from purplish roses (Lady X is a sample of this technique).
(Apr 1984)  Page(s) 146.  
Lovita Meilland 1966... bright light pink
(Apr 1984)  Page(s) 143.  
1909 Lyon-Rambler R[ambler] Bright pink
(Apr 1984)  Page(s) 144.  
Francis Dubreuil 1914 Madame Laroquette, HT, Flesh pink
(Apr 1984)  Page(s) 146.  
Bettina Meilland 1978.
(Apr 1984)  Page(s) 149.  
Miami Hybrid Tea. Meilland 1948... Orange, reverse veined yellow.
(Apr 1984)  Page(s) 8, 32.  
[The story of 'Peace'... the author's father, Francis Meilland, had] managed to get a package of rosebushes on the last plane that left France for the United States. It was addressed to a friend, Robert Pyle, a rose grower in Pennsylvania. We had no news of him from that moment until the end of the war. Father then learned that his friend had cultivated the plants, and that they had produced marvelous flowers. He learned also that Pyle, moved by the drama into which the war had plunged France, and thinking it unfair that the work of the Meillands should not bring its reward, had succeeded in having the rose patented. This was the first rose patent, for the idea did not come from Francis Meilland.
p. 32: [In 1950, George Adams asked Antoine Meilland to recount the story of 'Peace' from the beginning, herewith some highlights of what he had to say, refer to the text for more information:]

In one of my notebooks, I found on the fifteenth of June 1935 a mark indicating my decision to produce this rose. It was assigned the number 3-35-40, which to us means that the combination was the third of the year 1935, that the plant was the fortieth out of the fifty which had been noticed before we grafted some buds of the original plants.

My notes also indicate that thirty-five flowers were fertilized under the same conditions and that from these we obtained fifty-two rose hips whose seeds yielded eight hundred small plants the following year.

The female element of Peace was 'Johanna Hill', while the male element came from a budding stock filled under the number 103-32-A, that is, brought into existence in 1932, and was the product of a cross between 'Charles P. Kilham' and Margareth MacGredy.'
(Apr 1984)  Page(s) 146.  
Romantica Meilland 1962... phlox pink
(Apr 1984)  Page(s) 154.  
1976 Romantica 76 HT. Vermilion
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