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'Coral Meidiland' rose Description
'Douceur Normande' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Alf E. Andresen
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
72 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Shrub.
Registration name: MEIpopul
Exhibition name: Douceur Normande
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (France, 1994).
Introduced in France by Selection Meilland in 1993 as 'Coral Meidiland'.
Class:
Floribunda, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Scarlet.  None to mild fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 2.5".  Small to medium, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered, in large clusters, cupped, rounded, ruffled bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy.  Small, glossy, dark green, dense foliage.  
Height of 28" to 35" (70 to 90 cm).  Width of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, garden or landscape.  Shade tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1992/125  on  1992   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 9,777  on  7 Jan 1997   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/555,726  on  9 Nov 1995
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was the product of the cross of the `Korimo` variety (non-patented in the United States) and the `Lenwich` variety (non-patented in the United States). The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) of the new variety was the product of the cross of the `Temple Bells` variety (non-patented in the United States) and the `Moorcap` variety (also known as `Red Cascade`, U.S. Plant Pat. No. 3,962).
Notes:
Some difference of opinion about parentage, see References.
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