'Father of Peace' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Ericchn
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White. Strong, citrus, fruity, old rose fragrance. 37 petals. Average diameter 5". Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered, high-centered to cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Large buds.
Medium. Large, glossy, dark green foliage. 3 to 7 leaflets.
Height: 31" to 7' (80 to 215cm). Width: 2' (60cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, garden or landscape. Flowers drop off cleanly. rain tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
United States - Patent No: PP 19,970 on 28 Apr 2009 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/822,398 on 5 Jul 2007
Inventors: Meilland; Alain A. (Antibes, FR)
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was the product of the cross of the `Tanrowisa` variety (non-patented in the United States) and the `Meimalyna` variety (non-patented in the United States). The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the `Harkuly` variety (non-patented in the United States)....
Source of breeding year: Jacques Mouchotte
Meilland International has informed HMF that the right brand name in Australia is Francis MEILLAND® Father of Peace.
This rose has been photographed with buds and blooms in the Netherlands in February. Note the photographer's (Jay-Jay) notes