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'Michelangelo' rose Description
'Michelangelo (hybrid tea, Meilland, 1997)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of donauwalzer
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
51 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium yellow Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEItelov
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (France, before 1997).
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  Romantica ™.  
Bloom:
Yellow, light yellow shading.  Mild, lemon fragrance.  42 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Upright.  Semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 16" to 5' (40 to 150 cm).  Width of 2' to 42" (60 to 105 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Heat 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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Patents:
United States - Application No: 20110197323  on  11 Aug 2011
lists parentage as ('Meidragelac' x 'Meikinosi') x 'Korbelma'
Notes:
Artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born in Capres, Italy, 6 March 1475. He died in Rome, Italy, 18 February 1564.

The first patent application for this variety was filed 28 Aug 2000. The current patent application is a continuation of that application.

 
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