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'Bolero ™' rose Description
'Bolero ™ (floribunda, Mouchotte/Meilland, 2004)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Quail Haven Farm
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
50 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Meidelweis
Origin:
Bred by Jacques Mouchotte (France, before 2003).
Introduced in France by Meilland International in 2004 as 'Bolero'.
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 2004 as 'Bolero'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
White.  Strong fragrance.  140 to 160 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat, old-fashioned bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, compact, spreading.  Large, glossy, dark green, dense foliage.  
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  Width of 2' to 28" (60 to 70 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden or landscape.  Hardy.  produces decorative hips.  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 17,841  on  3 Jul 2007   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/002,621  on  3 Dec 2004
Notes:
Breeder listed in the Rose Hills International Trials.