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'Antonia Ridge ®' rose Description
'Antonia Ridge ®' rose photo
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Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIparadon
Exhibition name: Antonia Ridge ®
Bred by Francesco Giacomo Paolino (France, 1976).
Introduced in France by URS (Universal Rose Selection)-Meilland as 'Antonia Ridge'.
Introduced in Australia by Roy H. Rumsey Pty. Ltd. in 1977 as 'Antonia Ridge'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Red.  Mild fragrance.  up to 30 petals.  Full (26-40 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
USDA zone 7b 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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Antonia Ridge wrote, For Love of a Rose, which is about the Meilland family and its roses.
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