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'Seduction' rose Description
'Guy de Maupassant ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Woodbury, Celeste
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
45 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Medium pink Floribunda.
Registration name: MEIsocrat
Exhibition name: Guy de Maupassant ®
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 1995).
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Strong, apple, opinions vary fragrance.  90 to 100 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, bushy, compact.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 28" to 35" (70 to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  Produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  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 9,613  on  30 Jul 1996   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/492,134  on  19 Jun 1995
Notes:
Parentage information comes from the US Patent for this rose. According to the patent, 371 plants were obtained from this cross.