'Alba Meidiland ™' rose Description
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White, near white or white blend Shrub.Registration name: MEIflopan
White. None / no fragrance. 50 to 55 petals. Average diameter 1.5". Small, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, in large clusters bloom form. Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.
Medium, spreading. Medium, glossy, dark green, dense foliage.
Height: 2' to 5' (60 to 150cm). Width: 4' to 7' (120 to 215cm).
USDA zone 4b through 9b. Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, garden or ground cover. Vigorous. flowers drop off cleanly. shade tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
Australia - Application No: 1991/076 on 21 Aug 1991 VIEW PBR PATENT
Synonym: Alba Meidiland. Applicant: Meilland International. Patent has Expired
United States - Patent No: PP 6,891 on 4 Jul 1989 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application on 28 Apr 1988
'Meifloplan' Bred by Marie-Louise Meilland, Rosa sempervirens X Marthe Carron. Patent has expired
says Alba Meidiland
is a great improvement over 'White Meidiland' because it self-cleans its old blooms...
An anonymous testimonial: About ten years ago I bought an 'Alba Meidiland' as a ground cover rose. It has, at times, completely blanketed a neighbor's mature Mock Orange and Vitex, with thousands of blooms. After a severe storm, I cut the entire area back and discovered the 'Alba' had self-rooted in numerous areas. I gave away most of the new plants--all as sturdy and floriferous as their parent--and have attempted to keep the remaining plants closer to the ground where, theoretically, they belong. It's a losing battle, I'm afraid, for although they continue to bloom reliably and freely, they appear to want nothing more than to blanket the tops of everything around. Beautiful, yes; reliable, certainly; healthy, definitely; vigorous, an understatement!
One of the Roses that "passed the test" in Longwood Garden's Ten-Year Rose Trials.