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'Cherry Parfait ™' rose Description
'Cherry Parfait ™' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
104 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Red blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: MEIsponge
Exhibition name: Cherry Parfait ™
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (France, 2000). Bred by Michèle Meilland Richardier (France, before 2000).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 2003 as 'Cherry Parfait'.
Introduced in Australia by Treloar Roses Pty Ltd in 2008 as 'Fire & Ice'.
Class:
Floribunda, Grandiflora.  
Bloom:
Light yellow to white, vermilion edges.  None to mild, sweet fragrance.  35 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, compact.  Matte, medium green, dense foliage.  
Height of 28" to 35" (70 to 90 cm).  Width of 31" (80 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, garden or landscape.  Hardy.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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 12,802  on  23 Jul 2002   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  27 Oct 2000
Floribunda Rose Plant Named `Meisponge'
Alain A. Meilland, Antibes, France
... large bicolored white and red blossoms... no fragrance... very good disease resistance... Parentage: 'Meichoiju' x ('Meidanu' x 'Macman' ['Matangi'])... Height: Approximately 70 to 80 cm on average at the end of the growing season. Width: Approximately 80 cm on average at the end of the growing season... Flower: flat cup-shaped... Diameter: commonly approximately 8 to 10 cm on average... Disease resistance: very good with respect to Powdery Mildew and Black Spot... Hardiness: Has withstood temperatures above -10.degree. C.
Notes:
Jubile du Prince de Monaco is sold in the USA as Cherry Parfait, where it is classified as a grandiflora because it is a considerably larger plant.

Cherry Parfait is sold in Europe under the name Jubile du Prince de Monaco, It is also given a different classification in Europe, where it is a considerably smaller plant.