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'Michelangelo ®' rose Description
'Michelangelo ® (hybrid tea, Meilland before 1997)' rose photo
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Medium yellow Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: Michelangelo ®
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 1997).
Hybrid Tea.  Romantica ™.  
Yellow, light yellow shading.  Mild, lemon fragrance.  42 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Upright.  Semi-glossy, medium green foliage.  
Height of 16" to 5' (40 to 150 cm).  Width of 2' to 42" (60 to 105 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Heat tolerant.  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) .  
United States - Application No: 20110197323  on  11 Aug 2011
lists parentage as ('Meidragelac' x 'Meikinosi') x 'Korbelma'
Artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born in Capres, Italy, 6 March 1475. He died in Rome, Italy, 18 February 1564.

The first patent application for this variety was filed 28 Aug 2000. The current patent application is a continuation of that application.

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