'Colette' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Natalie Bloxham-Arcola Gardens
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Climber, Large-Flowered Climber. (Series: Romantica ™)
Coral-pink. Strong, tea fragrance. 135 to 140 petals. Average diameter 3.25". Very full (41+ petals), old-fashioned, quartered bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Armed with thorns / prickles, climbing. Dark green, dense foliage.
Height: 35" to 6'7" (90 to 200cm). Width: 3' (90cm).
USDA zone 5b and warmer. Can be grown as a shrub. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant. 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.
Australia - Application No: 1997/081 on 1997 VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Patent No: PP 9,994 on 12 Aug 1997 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 706497 on Sep 1996
Inventor: Alain A. Meilland (Antibes, France). Assignee: The Conard-Pyle Company (West Grove, Pennsylvania). A new and distinct variety of climbing rose plant which abundantly forms attractive fragrant ruffled pink blossoms. Parentage: (MEIbeluxen x 'Friesia') x 'Prairie Princess'. The new variety has been named the 'Meiroupis' variety... The shape of the flower is ruffled and similar to that of an old-fashioned rose.
There's a color photograph of this rose in the November 1998 issue of the American Rose Society's American Rose
magazine (p. 23).
Possibly dedicated to Sidonie-Gabrielle Claudine Colette ("Colette") (January 28, 1873 Saint-Saveur-en-Puisaye - August 3, 1954 Paris), French author, journalist,