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'Elegance ®' rose Description
'Elegance ® (hybrid tea, Meilland, 1996)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of nsdjohn
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
24 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIbicmari,  MEIbicmarj
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (France, before 1996).
Class:
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Pink blend, pink edges.  Mild fragrance.  40 to 45 petals.  Average diameter 5.5".  Very large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered to cupped, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large buds.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green, dense foliage.  
Height of 2' to 35" (60 to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower.  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:
European Union - Patent No: 1528  on  16 Dec 1996
Application No: 95/0887
Holder: Meilland. Denomination approved: MEIBICMARJ.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 10,003  on  19 Aug 1997   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/663,789  on  14 Jun 1996
Notes:
Carlton Rose Nursery says this rose is a large white with pink edge... nice size and form...