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'Eden' rose Description
'Pierre de Ronsard ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Marianna Malik
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
274 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Pink blend Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: MEIviolin
Exhibition name: Pierre de Ronsard ®
Origin:
Bred by Jacques Mouchotte (France, before 1985).
Introduced in France by Meilland International in 1985 as 'Pierre de Ronsard'.
Class:
Climber, Large-Flowered Climber.  
Bloom:
Cream, carmine-pink edges.  Moderate fragrance.  55 to 60 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped, globular bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, climbing.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 39" to 12' (100 to 365 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden, landscape or pillar.  Vigorous.  heat tolerant.  rain tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 6,892  on  4 Jul 1989   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/187,312  on  28 Apr 1988
The patent application describes MEIviolin as a climbing shrub.
Notes:
Meilland also introduced a Hybrid Tea in 1950, 'Eden,' which produced a climbing sport that was introduced in Europe in 1962. These are both different from Pierre de Ronsard.
Participated in the 1987 Monza Competition. (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)