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'Mrs. Miniver' rose Description
'Mrs. Miniver' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Northumbrian
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
13 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Mrs. Miniver
Origin:
Bred by César Chambard (France, before 1940).
Introduced in France by Roseraies Orard in 1940 as 'Souvenir de Louis Simon'.
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 1944 as 'Mrs. Miniver'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Scarlet - crimson, darker reverse.  Strong fragrance.  up to 20 petals.  Average diameter 5.5".  Very large, semi-double to double, cupped, open bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long buds.  
Habit:
Bushy, compact, upright.  Reddish-purple foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 725  on  25 Mar 1947   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Parentage:
Notes:
The patent application shows the hybridizer as Marguerite Denoyel, Venissieux, France; as Chambard died 1940.
Mrs. Miniver has been rediscovered.