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'Sweet Spirit' rose Description
'MEIthatie' rose photo
Photo courtesy of jedmar
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
10 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 2016).
Introduced in United States by Star Roses & Plants (California) in 2019 as 'Sweet Spirit'.
Class:
Grandiflora, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Deep pink, mauve reverse.  Mulberry.  Strong, damask, fruity, sweet, tea rose fragrance.  20 to 24 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  Matte, medium green, leathery foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 3' to 4' (90 to 120cm).  Width: 20" to 3' (50 to 90cm).
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 30,860  on  3 Sep 2019   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 15/932,661  on  5 Apr 2018
Inventors: Meilland; Alain A. (Antibes, FR)
The new variety of Rosa hybrida Hybrid Tea Rose plant was created by artificial pollination wherein two parents were crossed which previously had been studied in the hope that they would contribute the desired characteristics. The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was the `MEIBDEROS` variety (U.S. Plant Patent Application Publication No. 2007/0011786, Abandoned). The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the `RADRAZZ` variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 11,836).....The rose plants of the new variety were approximately two years of age
Notes:
Source: Sweet Spirit

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Breeder code and brand name by Mathias Meilland: Elegance Francaise
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