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'Charles Mallerin' rose Description
'Charles Mallerin (Hybrid Tea, Meilland, before 1947)' rose photo
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Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Charles Mallerin (Hybrid Tea, Meilland, before 1947)
Bred by Francis Meilland (1912-1958) (France, before 1947).
Introduced in France by Meilland et Cie in 1947 as 'Charles Mallerin'.
Introduced in United Kingdom by Wheatcroft Brothers Ltd. in 1948 as 'Charles Mallerin'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1950 as 'Charles Mallerin'.
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1951 as 'Charles Mallerin'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Crimson, darker shading, red reverse. Blackish crimson, rich texture, sparse bloomer.  Strong, damask, fruity fragrance.  35 to 45 petals.  Average diameter 6".  Very large, full (26-40 petals), flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, upright.  Large, matte, dark green, leathery foliage.  

Height: 47" (120cm).  
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  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.  
United States - Patent No: PP 933  on  18 Apr 1950   VIEW USPTO PATENT
'Charles Mallerin' grows in a lopsided and awkward manner. It produces few basal breaks and few side stems. It defoliates early losing the lower leaves quickly. The blooming stems are very long.

The rose labeled as 'Charles Mallerin' at the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden may be 'Mrs. F.W. Sanford'.