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'Christopher Columbus' rose Description
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Orange blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIronsse
Exhibition name: Christopher Columbus
Bred by Meilland International (France). Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, 1992).
Hybrid Tea.  
Orange blend, copper undertones. [Salmon-orange.]  None to mild, strong fragrance.  26 to 45 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Very vigorous.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 8,496  on  14 Dec 1994   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  30 Oct 1992
Christopher Columbus (1451-1506)

26 December 1892 the opera Cristoforo Columbo was produced at La Scala.

This rose actually celebrates the 500th anniversary of the "discovery" of America.