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'Exotica ®' rose Description
'Exotica ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Beth's Northern CA Rose Garden
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Orange blend Hybrid Tea.
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, 1997).
Introduced in France by URS (Universal Rose Selection)-Meilland in 2001 as 'Exotica'.
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Orange blend.  Average diameter 5.5".  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  

Height: 35" to 39" (90 to 100cm).  
USDA zone 7b 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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
European Union - Application No: 97/1155  on  20 Oct 1997
Applicant: Meilland Star Rose. Breeder: Meilland, Alain Antoine.
United States - Patent No: PP 11,731  on  2 Jan 2001   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  15 Dec 1998
Carlton Rose Nursery says this rose is a light peach and apricot bi-color...
On their website, Meilland lists 'Puy du Fou' var. MEIrecrom (Selection Meilland 2001) - Orange tangerine.

EXOTICA’ (hybrid tea/ florist rose, Alain Meilland, 1997) (MEIrecrom) = ‘PONCHO ARGENTINO’, named this way in the "Argentine National Flower Festival" that took place in Escobar, in 2003 (organized by Telmo Hisaki); since the colours of this rose reminds the bright colours of our “poncho”, a very typical clothing widely used by our “gauchos”, designed to keep the body warm, especially in Northern Argentina.