'MEItoifar' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Peter Miller
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Medium pink Hybrid Tea.Registration name:
MEItoifarExhibition name: Auguste Renoir ®
Pink. Moderate fragrance. 50 to 65 petals. Average diameter 3.5". Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped, old-fashioned, rounded bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, bushy. Medium, semi-glossy, medium green foliage.
Height of 3' to 8' (90 to 245 cm). Width of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden. Hardy. Blooms tend to ball in wet weather. heat tolerant. 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) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
United States - Patent No: PP 9,564 on 28 May 1996 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/526,178 on 11 Sep 1995
Artist Pierre Auguste Renoir was born in Limoges, France, 25 February 1841. He died 17 December 1919.
Someone who grows this rose writes: 'Auguste Renoir' has been growing in our yard for three years. It has never had any fragrance, and balls terribly in our Chicago climate. It is, however, very vigourous, and blooms in several heavy flushes each season.