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'Frances Meilland' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 126-448
most recent 15 MAR HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 15 MAR by Plazbo
typo on the Description page notes

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Reply #1 of 2 posted 15 MAR by Patricia Routley
Thanks Plazbo. These tiny things gripe, don't they. Corrected.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 15 MAR by Plazbo
No, I'm use to typo's, having parents who speak English as a second language and while they speak it without issue, they have very little practice in writing it. Their emails are a mix of Danish, misspelt English and often take multiple readings between the typo's and switching language multiple times a sentence.

I'm just pointing out errors as I come across them, given how many pages exist no one is likely to see them all. See something, say something.
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Discussion id : 112-906
most recent 5 SEP 18 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 5 SEP 18 by Alexday
I can't help but wonder, why can some roses only go by one name, and yet some like this one have over seven?!! I would really hope that one of the great rose hybridizers of all time 'Francis Meilland' would have a rose all too himself, but unfortunately his rose also goes by 'pretty woman', 'Alexandre Pouchkine', etc. It's just kind of annoying to me, to see someone having shared pics of this rose as something else, when I always thought it was just dedicated to the great Francis Meilland.

Nonetheless, a great fragrant rose that deserves a spot in any garden. It is very tall and vigorous, with just few thorns. I love this rose the most when the centers are more apricot, and the outer petals white, just soo refined!
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Discussion id : 110-943
most recent 24 MAY 18 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 24 MAY 18 by Dianne's Southwest Idaho Rose Garden
I grow both a budded plant and an own root. I have forgotten which is which, because both are vigorous and outstanding in my zone 7a garden.
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Discussion id : 96-912
most recent 11 SEP 17 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 17 JAN 17 by Agnis
There is also a Frances Meilland, which doesn't seem to be in your database. Introduced by Meilland in 2013.
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 17 JAN 17 by jedmar
It is the same as 'Francis Meilland'. Some US nurseries call it "Frances".
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 17 JAN 17 by Agnis
Well isn't that silly! Weeks Roses is pretending Frances Meilland was introduced in 2013, when Francis Meilland was introduced in 1996. They both have the same patent number 19970, so they are the same rose, except that Francis is 4 ft tall and Frances is 6 ft tall. Frances M is a patented variety. So strange.
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 18 JAN 17 by jedmar
Weeks probably introduced it in 2013 in the USA, but its first introduction in Europe was 2006, i.e. 10 years after it was bred. Very often breeders state too low heights for the roses they are freshly introducing. This can have several reasons: Not many years' experience how tall a rose can become; but also, Marketing reasons, as roses which are 3-4' tall seem to be more popular for smaller gardens - not everyone wants a 6-8' monster! e.g. my English Roses were regularly a multiple of what the breeder stated!
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 11 SEP 17 by Lavenderlace
I planted FM last summer own-root, expecting three feet at maturity. He's now eight feet tall with a mid-summer pruning. The flowers are gorgeous and long lasting in the vase in spite of the unfortunate height. I hope he can deal with being moved to a more suitable location!
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