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'Christian Dior' rose Description
'Christian Dior' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Dave and Deb Boyd
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
MEIlie
HMF Ratings:
44 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD+.  
ARS:
Medium red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIlie
Exhibition name: Christian Dior
Origin:
Bred by Francis Meilland (1912-1958) (France, 1958).
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1960 as 'Christian Dior'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Red.  Mild fragrance.  45 to 50 petals.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  Width of up to 4' (up to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b through 9b.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to Mildew.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,943   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Christian Ernest Dior was born on January 21, 1905, in Normandy, France.
Arena Rose Co.'s Catalog 2000 says Christian Dior produces large blooms of bright crimson with a lighter reverse...