'Madame A. Meilland' rose References
Book (Feb 1997) Page(s) 4.
Take the rose called 'Peace' -- "the rose of the century," one cataloguer terms it. Everybody knows this huge, rosy-yellow rose, and nearly everybody admires it and tries to grow it. In spite of its lovely colors, I don't like 'Peace'. Even a small vaseful of 'Peace' roses is grotesque, and on the bush the blossoms look to me like the cabbagey Tenniel roses of the Queen's Croquet Ground -- the white ones Alice found the card gardeners hurriedly painting red against the arrival of the Queen.
Book (1996) Page(s) 63.
Peace ('Gioia', 'Gloria Dei', 'Mme. A. Meilland') Large-flowered (Hybrid Tea) bush. Description. Flowers: yellow, flushed pink. Parentage: Seedling x 'Margaret McGredy'. François Meilland (France) 1942. François Meilland named this in memory of his mother Claudia; in USA it was renamed and introduced 1945.
Book (1996) Page(s) 90. Includes photo(s).
Peace ('Gioia', 'Gloria Dei', 'Mme A. Meilland') Large-flowered hybrid tea bush... If there is a 'rose of the century', surely this is it. 'Peace' set new standards for other varieties to follow... It was used as decoration at the postwar Peace Conference in the US...
Book (Mar 1995) Page(s) 20.
The most famous rose of the 20th Century is 'Peace'.
Book (Mar 1995) Page(s) 23-24. Includes photo(s).
Peace ('Gioia', 'Gloria Dei', 'Mme. A. Meilland') Hybrid Tea. Meilland (France) 1945... the most famous rose of the century... Everything about 'Peace' is big. It's a big, husky plant, with thick shoots and oversize foliage. 'Peace' is happiest as a big plant and resents heavy pruning. The flowers, golden yellow edged in rose pink, were seens as gargantuan in the 1940s.
Book (Mar 1994) Page(s) 4. Includes photo(s).
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 437.
Hybrid Tea, yellow blend, 1945, ('Gioia'; 'Gloria Dei'; 'Mme. A. Meilland'); (('George Dickson' x Souv. De Claudius Pernet') x ('Joanna Hill' x 'Charles P. Kilham')) x 'Margaret McGredy'; Meilland, F.; C-P. Flowers golden yellow edged rose-pink, double (43 petals), high-centered to cupped, large (6 in.); slightly fragrant; foliage large, very dark, leathery, glossy; very vigorous, tall, bushy growth.
Book (Feb 1993) Page(s) 204. Includes photo(s).
Peace Large-flowered hybrid tea. Parentage: [('George Dickson' x 'Souvenir de CLaudius Pernet') x ('Joanna Hill' x 'Charles P. Kilham')] x 'Margaret McGredy'. (aka 'Gioia', 'Gloria Dei', 'Mme. A. Meilland') France 1945. Description and cultivation. Flowers: bright yellow, flushed pinkish-red at the edges...
Book (1993) Page(s) 187. Includes photo(s).
('Peace', 'Mme. A. Meilland', 'Gloria Dei', 'Gioia') The most popular Hybrid Tea of all time with strong, healthy growth. Description. Flowers continuously. Height: 120 cm (4 ft.) Some scent. Includes some of its history and parentage. [When it was released] it immediately became a wild success, both for its name and for its superior vigour and size.
Book (May 1992) Page(s) 35. Includes photo(s).
Peace without doubt is the finest Hybrid Tea ever raised and it will remain a standard variety for ever.