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'Amalia ™' rose Description
'Amalia ™ (hybrid tea, Meilland, 1985)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Pam30
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
Amalie
Fiord
MEIcauf
HMF Ratings:
37 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIcauf
Exhibition name: Amalia ™
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, 1985).
Introduced in France by Meilland International in 1989 as 'Amalia'.
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1990 as 'Amalia'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Dark red.  Strong fragrance.  40 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Armed with thorns / prickles.  Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 39" to 5' (100 to 150 cm).  Width of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for container rose, cut flower or garden.  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 7,718  on  26 Nov 1991   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  22 May 1990
Notes:
Some sources say 'Amalia' is fragrant, some say it's not.

According to the US patent, the breeder was Meilland, deceased; Marie-Louise