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'Traviata ™' rose Description
'Traviata ™ (hybrid tea, Meilland, 1997)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of brad_pt88
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
51 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT.  
ARS:
Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIlavio
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 1997).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1997 as 'Traviata'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  Romantica ™.  
Bloom:
Dark red, darker reverse.  None / no fragrance.  100 to 110 petals.  Average diameter 2.75".  Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned, quartered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, upright.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green, dense foliage.  
Height of 43" to 47" (110 to 120 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: 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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 10,845  on  30 Mar 1999   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  4 Sep 1997
Notes:
There's a color photograph of this rose in the November 1998 issue of the American Rose Society's American Rose magazine (p. 27).