'Marie Curie ®' rose Description
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Orange blend Floribunda.Registration name: MEIlomit
Orange blend. Clove fragrance. 35 petals. Average diameter 3". Medium, full (26-40 petals) bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Height of 16" to 3' (40 to 90 cm). Width of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer. 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.
European Union - Application No: 96/0773 on 8 Jul 1996
Applicant: Meilland International. Breeder: Alain Meilland. Proposal for variety denomination: MEILOMIT.
According to Wayside Gardens Catalog 2000
this rose was named to honor the 75th anniversary of the birth of atomic physics.
Radium was discovered by Pierre and Marie Curie 21 December 1898. Marie was born Maria Sklodowska in Warsaw, Poland, on 7 November 1867. She died in France on 4 July 1934.