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'Peach Drift ®' rose Description
'Peach Drift ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Miss Shallot
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
52 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, 1998).
Introduced in United States by CP-Meilland Inc/Star Roses (California) in 2008 as 'Peach Drift'.
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 2009 as 'Peach Drift'.
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Apricot, light yellow undertones, ages to pink .  Bright apricot peach.  Mild fragrance.  19 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 2".  Medium, very double, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, few or no prickles/thorns, rounded.  Medium, glossy, dark green foliage.  3 to 9 leaflets.  

Height: 10" to 18" (25 to 45cm).  Width: 22" to 26" (55 to 65cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden or ground cover.  
Patents:
Canada - Patent No: 4873  on  17 Sep 2014
Application No: 10-6990  on  20 May 2010
Breeder: Alain Meilland, Meilland International, Le Luc en Provence, France
'Meiggili' originated from hybridization work conducted by the breeder at Le Luc en Provence, France in June 1998. The cross was conducted between the female unnamed proprietary seedling ('Ruimired' x 'Paul Crampel') and the male unnamed proprietary seedling ('Korimro' x 'Lady Gay').
 
United States - Patent No: PP 18,542  on  4 Mar 2008   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/523,537  on  20 Sep 2006
Inventors: Meilland; Alain A. (Antibes, FR)
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was the product of the cross of the `Ruimired` variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 5,770) and the `Paul Crampel` variety (non-patented in the United States). The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) of the new variety was the product of the cross of the `Korimro` variety (non-patented in the United States) and the `Lady Gay` variety (non-patented in the United States). ....The description is based on the observation of three-year-old specimens of the new variety during June
Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
The Canadian patent states 19-22 petals, the US patent 25-30.