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'Alpha' rose Description
'Alpha (hybrid tea, Paolino, 1975)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Charles Quest-Ritson
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
5 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEInastur
Exhibition name: Alpha
Origin:
Bred by Francesco Giacomo Paolino (France, 1975).
Introduced in France by URS (Universal Rose Selection)-Meilland as 'Alpha'.
Class:
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Orange or orange-red.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Growing:
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) .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 3,926   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Hybridizers according to the US patent application were Marie-Louise Meilland, Alain Meilland, and Michele Meilland Richardier.