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'Maria Callas' rose Description
'Maria Callas' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Joe Truskot
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
69 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Deep pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIdaud
Exhibition name: Miss All-American Beauty
Origin:
Bred by Marie-Louise (Louisette) Meilland (France, 1965).
Introduced in United Kingdom by Wheatcroft as 'Maria Callas'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Deep pink.  Strong fragrance.  50 to 60 petals.  Average diameter 6".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Bushy.  Leathery foliage.  
Height of 3' to 6' 7" (90 to 200 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  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).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 2,625  on  26 Apr 1966   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Maria Callas, American-born prima donna famed for her lyric soprano and fiery temperament, was born 2 December 1923 and died 16 September 1977 in Paris at the age of 53.