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'Prestige de Lyon' rose Description
'Regatta (hybrid tea, Meilland, 1994)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Conard-Pyle (Star Roses)
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
52 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Light pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEInimo
Exhibition name: Regatta
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 1990).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1994 as '21 Again!'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Light pink, salmon-pink shading, pink reverse.  Strong, raspberry, spice fragrance.  40 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy.  Large, matte, dark green foliage.  
Height of 2' to 4' (60 to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  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) .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 8,390  on  28 Sep 1993   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/921,065  on  29 Jul 1992
Notes:
Participated in the 1990 Monza Competition. (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)