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'Ambassador' rose Description
'Ambassador (hybrid tea, Meilland, 1977)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Susan Murphy
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
22 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Orange blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEInuzeten
Exhibition name: Ambassador
Origin:
Bred by Marie-Louise Paolino (1920-1987) (France, 1977).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) as 'Ambassador'.
Introduced in Australia by Roy H. Rumsey Pty. Ltd. in 1978 as 'Ambassador'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Orange-red, golden-yellow blending.  None to mild fragrance.  30 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy.  Semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 39" to 4½' (100 to 135 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  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 4,224  on  14 Mar 1978   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 05/779,569  on  21 Mar 1977
The inventor is Marie-Louise Paolino. Parentage as per patent abstract.
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