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'Terracotta ®' rose Description
'Terracotta ® (florist's rose, Meilland, 1997)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of sutekesh
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
46 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Russet Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIcobuis
Origin:
Discovered by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, 1994).
Class:
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Russet.  Flowers are brick red.  None / no fragrance.  22 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered to cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Medium, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green, dense foliage.  
Height of 20" to 28" (50 to 70 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower.  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) .  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1999/064  on  1999   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
European Union - Patent No: 2286  on  1 Sep 1997
Application No: 96/0207
Holder: Meilland Star Rose. Approved denomination: MEIcobuis.
 
United States - Patent No: PP 10,622  on  29 Sep 1998   VIEW USPTO PATENT
by Alain Meilland
Notes:
Carlton Rose Nursery says this color of this rose is like Mexican clay... this rose is a sport of 'Leonidas', but less bicolor...
Sierraflor, a wholesale nursery is Ecuador, sells this rose as a cut flower.