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'Christopher Columbus' rose Description
'Christophe Colomb ® (hybrid tea, Meilland, 1992)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
83 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Orange blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIronsse
Exhibition name: Christopher Columbus
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (France, 1992).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Orange blend, copper undertones.  None to mild fragrance.  26 to 45 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 4' 7" (90 to 140 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Very vigorous.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 8,496  on  14 Dec 1994   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  30 Oct 1992
Notes:
Christopher Columbus (1451-1506)


26 December 1892 the opera Cristoforo Columbo was produced at La Scala.


This rose actually celebrates the 500th anniversary of the "discovery" of America.