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'MEIfigu' rose Description
'Lady X' rose photo
Photo courtesy of encrinite
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
Lady X
HMF Ratings:
41 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIfigu
Exhibition name: Lady X
Origin:
Bred by Marie-Louise (Louisette) Meilland (France, 1965).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Mauve or purple blend.  Mild fragrance.  Double (17-25 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Thornless (or almost).  
Height of 5' to 7' (150 to 215 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  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 2,691  on  13 Dec 1966   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Different parentages are listed in the references