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'Frederic Mistral ®' rose Description
'Frederic Mistral ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Kandituft
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
91 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Light pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEItebros
Exhibition name: Frederic Mistral ®
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (France, before 1994).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1995 as 'Frederic Mistral'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  Romantica ™.  
Bloom:
Light pink.  Flowers venetian pink, reverse suffused rose.  Strong, citrus fragrance.  40 to 45 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, thornless (or almost), upright.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).  Width of 35" (90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5a through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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:
Australia - Application No: 1997/026  on  1997   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
New Zealand - Application No: 97/026
 
United States - Patent No: PP 10,004  on  19 Aug 1997   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  4 Sep 1996
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