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'Colette' rose Description
'Colette ® (hybrid tea, Meilland 1994)' rose photo
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Medium pink Large-Flowered Climber.
Registration name: MEIroupis
Exhibition name: Colette ® (hybrid tea, Meilland 1994)
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, 1994).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1995 as 'Colette'.
Introduced in Australia by Corporate Roses Pty. Ltd. in 2001 as 'Genevieve'.
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,