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'Frederic Mistral ®' rose Description
'Frederic Mistral ®' rose photo
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Light pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEItebros
Exhibition name: Frederic Mistral ®
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 1994).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1995 as 'Frederic Mistral'.
Hybrid Tea.   (Series: Romantica ™)  
Light pink, rose-pink reverse.  Flowers venetian pink, reverse suffused rose.  Strong, citrus fragrance.  40 to 45 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, few or no prickles/thorns, upright.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: up to 6' (up to 185cm).  Width: 35" (90cm).
USDA zone 5a through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Australia - Application No: 1997/026  on  1997   VIEW PBR PATENT
New Zealand - Application No: 97/026
United States - Patent No: PP 10,004  on  19 Aug 1997   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  4 Sep 1996
Dedicated to Josèp Estève Frederic Mistral (September 8, 1830, Maillane - March 25, 1914 Maillane), French poet and writer in Occitan (Provencal) language