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'Bolshoï ®' rose Description
'Bolchoï ® (hybrid tea, Meilland, 1996)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Maurice REYBAUD
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Red blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIzuzes
Exhibition name: Bolchoï ®
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 1996).
Introduced in France by Meilland International in 1996 as 'Bolshoï'.
Introduced in Australia by Corporate Roses Pty. Ltd. in 2001 as 'Fiona’s Wish'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Cherry-red, yellow reverse, ages to carmine-pink .  Strong, fruity, lemon, rose, wild rose fragrance.  45 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, bushy.  Matte, dark green, dense foliage.  
Height of 28" to 39" (70 to 100 cm).  Width of up to 30" (up to 75 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for 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) .  
Australia - Patent  on  15 Oct 2002
Application No: 2000/114   VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Application No: 09/276,743  on  26 Mar 1999
According to the Australian patent application, 'Meizuzes' was first sold in the UK in April 1996.

[This rose is named in honor of Fiona Coote. 'Fiona's Wish' has won a number of awards: a Gold Medal (1996) in Rome, Italy' Le Roeulx Gold Medal (1996) Belgium; an award for Fragrance (1996) Belgium, as well as an award for Fragrance (2000) Adelaide. Royalties from the sale of this rose will be donated to the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.]