HelpMeFind Roses, Clematis and Peonies
Roses, Clematis and Peonies
and everything gardening related.
DescriptionPhotosLineageAwardsReferencesMember RatingsMember CommentsMember JournalsCuttingsGardensBuy From 
'Cocktail ®' rose Description
'Cocktail ® (shrub/climber, Meilland, 1957)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Maurice REYBAUD
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
34 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Red blend Shrub.
Registration name: MEImick
Exhibition name: Cocktail ®
Origin:
Bred by Marie-Louise (Louisette) Meilland (Paolino) (1920-1987) (France, before 1956).
Introduced in France by URS (Universal Rose Selection)-Meilland in 1957 as 'Cocktail'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1959 as 'Cocktail'.
Class:
Floribunda, Shrub.  
Bloom:
Geranium-red, carmine-red shading, light yellow center, ages to red .  Mild, spice fragrance.  5 petals.  Average diameter 2.25".  Small to medium, single (4-8 petals) bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles, climbing.  Glossy, leathery foliage.  
Height of 6' to 8' (185 to 245 cm).  Width of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b and warmer.  Can be used for garden.  Can be grown as a shrub.  can be trained as a climber.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,821  on  17 Mar 1959   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Louisette Meilland was stated as the breeder at the 1956 Rose trials in Rome