'First Blush' rose Description
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Deep pink Hybrid Tea.Registration name: MEIzincaro
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea. (Series: Romantica ™)
Deep pink. Strong, old rose fragrance. 26 to 40 petals. Average diameter 4.5". Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, bushy. Semi-glossy, dark green foliage.
Height: 39" to 6' (100 to 185cm). Width: 3' (90cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer. Can be used for cut flower or garden. Vigorous. shade tolerant. 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) . Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).
Canada - Patent No: 1436 on 28 Feb 2003
Application No: 00-2399 on 29 Sep 2000
Rights surrendered on July 5, 2004.
Breeder: Alain Meilland, Meilland International, Le Luc en Provence, Franc
United States - Patent No: PP 11,660 on 28 Nov 2000 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application on 28 Jan 1999
Author Peter Mayle has written several wonderful books about Provence.