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'Concerto' rose References
Book  (2000)  Page(s) 174.  Includes photo(s).
‘Concerto’ = Floribunda… boutons ovoïdes et pointus… fleurs semi-doubles au parfum léger, ouvrant en coupe floue leurs 12 à 15 pétales coquelicot autour d’un cœur d’étamines rousses… grands bouquets conservant longtemps leur éclat… buisson à port droit… excellent en massif. Meilland, France, 1953.
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 106.  
Concerto Floribunda, medium red, 1953, 'Alain' x 'Floradora'; Meilland, F. Description.
Book  (1962)  Page(s) 44-45.  Includes photo(s).
Concerto (hybrid polyantha, Meilland 1953) - Concerto takes one of the first ranks among the beautiful small-bloomed roses, thanks to its extraordinary floriferousness, its beautiful glossy green foliage and vigourous habit. The blooms are glowing geranium-red. This rose looks incomparably beautiful.
Book  (1958)  Page(s) 66.  
Concerto. Floribunda. (F. Meilland,; int. URS, '53.) Alain X Floradora. Bud pointed-ovoid; fl. medium size (2- 2 1/2 in.), semi-dbl. (1-17 petals), loosely cupped, slightly fragrant, spectrum-red; truss. Fol. dark. Vig., upright, bushy; free bloom. (28) Pl. pat. 1244. NRS Gold Medal, '53.
Book  (1957)  Page(s) 112.  
Dr. A. S. Thomas. Naming, Registration, Awards and Patenting.
....thus in the case of the Trade Mark Concerto, M. Meilland prudently indicates the common name (Mecert 531) which becomes the generic name of the variety.
Newsletter  (1953)  
Rosiers polynatha et multiflore Certificat de mérite, à la rose « Concerto », obtenteur : M. Meilland, Antibes.
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