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'Red Sunblaze ®' rose Description
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Dark red Miniature.
Registration name: MEIrutral
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 1988).
Introduced in France by Meilland et Cie in 1988 as 'Prince Meillandina'.
Dark red.   (Rouge groseille foncĂ©).  None / no fragrance.  20 to 22 petals.  Average diameter 1.75".  Small to medium, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in large clusters, cupped bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Small, ovoid buds.  
Bushy, well-branched.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: up to 2' (up to 60cm).  
USDA zone 5b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower.  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.  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Australia - Application No: 1990/017  on  31 Jan 1990   VIEW PBR PATENT
Synonym: Prince Meillandina. Applicant: SNC Meilland et Cie.
United States - Patent No: PP 7,021  on  12 Sep 1989   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/241,377  on  6 Sep 1988