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'Eternal Flame' rose Description
'Eternal Flame (hybrid tea, Meilland 2007)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of GShellrude
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
43 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Medium yellow Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: Eternal Flame
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (France, 2007).
Introduced in Australia by Corporate Roses Pty. Ltd. in 2014 as 'A Little Ray of Sunshine'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Light yellow.  Strong, citrus, rose fragrance.  35 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, classic hybrid tea bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, upright.  Dark green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, exhibition or garden.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 18,918  on  10 Jun 2008   VIEW USPTO PATENT

A new and distinct variety of Hybrid Tea rose plant is provided that
abundantly forms attractive large double blossoms that are yellow in
coloration having a pleasant fragrance. An upright growth habit is
displayed and the foliage is very dense glossy dark green. The disease
tolerance is good particularly with respect to Marsonia. The plant is
well suited for providing attractive ornamentation in parks and gardens.



Inventors:
Meilland; Alain A. (Antibes, FR)
Assignee:

CP Delaware, Inc.
(Wilmington,
DE)


Notes:
Part Proceeds of 'A Little Ray of Sunshine' supports the Australian Breastfeeding Association.