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'Cocorico' rose Description
'Cocorico (floribunda, Meilland, 1950)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of jedmar
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
12 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Floribunda.
Registration name: MEIlano
Origin:
Bred by Marie-Louise (Louisette) Meilland (Paolino) (1920-1987) (France, before 1950).
Introduced in France by URS (Universal Rose Selection)-Meilland in 1951 as 'Cocorico'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1953 as 'Cocorico'.
Class:
Floribunda, Hybrid Polyantha.  
Bloom:
Geranium-red, golden-yellow stamens, yellow undertones.  Moderate, spice fragrance.  8 petals.  Average diameter 3.25".  Medium, single (4-8 petals), cluster-flowered, open bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Upright, well-branched.  Glossy foliage.  
Height of 39" to 47" (100 to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,193  on  9 Jun 1953   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Ploidy:
Tetraploid
Notes:
The breeder was declared as Louisette Meilland at the 1951 Geneva and Bagatelle rose trials.