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'Confidence' rose Description
'Confidence (hybrid tea, Meilland 1951)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of JDR-ID159686
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
15 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Confidence
Origin:
Bred by Francis Meilland (1912-1958) (France, 1951).
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1953 as 'Confidence'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Orange-pink, light pink edges, white reverse, yellow undertones.  Reverse shaded amber.  Strong fragrance.  25 to 38 petals.  Very large, double (17-25 petals), classic hybrid tea, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Upright, well-branched.  Dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of up to 4¼' (up to 130 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Prefers dry climates.  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) .  Prune lightly or not at all.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,192  on  9 Jun 1953   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Source: http://item.rakuten.co.jp/baranoie/c/0000002272