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'Best Friend' rose Description
'Best Friend (hybrid tea, Meilland 1997)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Mandy's Rose Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
45 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIsionver
Exhibition name: Caprice de Meilland ®
Origin:
Bred by Meilland International (France, 1997).
Class:
Hybrid Tea, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong, fruity fragrance.  Average diameter 4.75".  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 31" to 39" (80 to 100 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Heat tolerant.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 2001/131  on  2001   VIEW PBR PATENT
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