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'Blushing Pierre de Ronsard' rose Description
'MEIviowit' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Gebr.Seuren Rozenkwekerijen BV
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
98 favorite votes.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: MEIviowit
Origin:
Discovered by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, 1999).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 2004.
Introduced in Australia by Corporate Roses Pty. Ltd. in 2009 as 'Blushing Pierre de Ronsard'.
Class:
Climber, Large-Flowered Climber.  Romantica ™.  
Bloom:
White or white blend.  None to mild fragrance.  103 to 105 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall, climbing, spreading.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green, dense foliage.  
Height of 5¾' to 6¼' (175 to 190 cm).  Width of 5' to 5' 10" (150 to 180 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower, garden or pillar.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Remove unproductive wood every third year or so.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 16,739  on  27 Jun 2006   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  30 Nov 2004
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