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'Pink Flamingo' rose Description
'Candy Love ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Françoise de Schaetzen
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
36 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep pink.
Exhibition name: Candy Love ®,  Pink Flamingo
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 2006).
Introduced in France by Meilland et Cie in 2010 as 'DRAKKAR'.
Introduced in France by Meilland International in 2010 as 'Candy Love'.
Introduced in United States by Meilland-Star Roses Inc. in 2010 as 'Pink Flamingo'.
Class:
Grandiflora, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Salmon-pink. [Deep pink, salmon-pink shading.].  Moderate fragrance.  67 to 70 petals.  Average diameter 4.25".  Very large, very full (41+ petals), cupped, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 20" to 28" (50 to 70 cm).  Width of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
Growing:
Disease susceptibility: blackspot resistant, mildew resistant.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 22,764  on  5 Jun 2012   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 12/805,329  on  26 Jul 2010
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was the ‘Macnon’ variety (non-patented in the United States). The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the product of the cross of the ‘Meironsse’ variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 8,496) and the ‘Meipsilon’ variety (non-patented in the United States)....The description is based on the observation of one-year-old plants during October which were budded on Rosa laxa understock and growing outdoors at Le Cannet des Maures, Var, France...Petal number: approximately 67 to 70 on average under normal growing conditions.
Notes:
MEIkolyma as introduced as Caritas is stated to have 16-22 petals, while the patent claims 67-70 petals.