'Rouge Meilland' rose Description
Photo courtesy of William Grant
Medium red Hybrid Tea.Registration name: Happiness
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.
Red, ages to crimson . Mild fragrance. 35 to 40 petals. Average diameter 5.5". Very large, full (26-40 petals), high-centered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Long, pointed buds.
USDA zone 6b and warmer. Disease susceptibility: susceptible to rust . 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.
Parentage as given is taken from Alain Meilland's book, Meilland: A Life in Roses. The parentage listed in Modern Roses 10 is actually the parentage of the parents of Happiness --- Marrakech and Leonce Colombier...