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'Ladybug' rose Description
'Ladybug (floribunda, Meilland, 2001)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
19 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Red blend Floribunda.
Registration name: MEIcinelle
Exhibition name: Ladybug
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (France, before 1999).
Introduced in France by Meilland International in 2001 as 'Ladybug'.
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 2001 as 'Ladybug'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Red, white mottling.  Red with white dots.  None / no fragrance.  Average diameter 2.5".  Small to medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Short, bushy.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose or garden.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 13,757  on  29 Apr 2003   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  19 Dec 2001
Notes:
Armstrong Garden Centers says 'Ladybug' has bright red flowers with a white reverse. On top of this, each of the petals are highlighted with white polka dots. The warmer weather brings out the markings.
No. 002 in the 1999 Monza Competition. (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)