'Genevieve' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Natalie Bloxham-Arcola Gardens
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Climber, Large-Flowered Climber. Romantica ™.
Pink. Strong, tea fragrance. 135 to 140 petals. Average diameter 3.25". Full (26-40 petals), old-fashioned, quartered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 35" to 6' 7" (90 to 200 cm). Width of 3' (90 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. 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.
Australia - Application No: 1997/081 on 1997 VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Patent No: PP 9,994 on 12 Aug 1997 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 706497 on Sep 1996
Inventor: Alain A. Meilland (Antibes, France). Assignee: The Conard-Pyle Company (West Grove, Pennsylvania). A new and distinct variety of climbing rose plant which abundantly forms attractive fragrant ruffled pink blossoms. Parentage: (MEIbeluxen x 'Friesia') x 'Prairie Princess'. The new variety has been named the 'Meiroupis' variety... The shape of the flower is ruffled and similar to that of an old-fashioned rose.
There's a color photograph of this rose in the November 1998 issue of the American Rose Society's American Rose
magazine (p. 23).
Named for the French novelist, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, who was born on January 28, 1873.