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'Leonardo da Vinci' rose Description
'Leonardo da Vinci (Floribunda, Meilland, 1993)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Christina i Taxinge, Sweden
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
93 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Light pink Floribunda.
Registration name: MEIdeauri
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (France, before 1993).
Introduced in France by Meilland International in 1994 as 'Leonardo da Vinci'.
Class:
Floribunda.  Romantica ™.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Flowers bengal pink.  Mild, tea fragrance.  75 to 80 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Very large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, old-fashioned, quartered bloom form.  Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, thornless (or almost).  Medium, glossy, dark green, dense, leathery foliage.  
Height of 28" to 5' (70 to 150 cm).  Width of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower, garden or landscape.  Rain tolerant.  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.  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1997/083  on  1997   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 9,980  on  29 Jul 1997   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  14 Jun 1996
Notes:
Wayside Gardens says Leonardo da Vinci has bengal-pink old-fashioned blooms...

There's a color photograph of this rose in the November 1998 issue of the American Rose Society's American Rose magazine (p. 25).

Artist Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci, Republic of Florence (now Italy), in 1452. He died 2 May 1519.