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'Estelle de Meilland ®' rose Description
'Estelle ™ (hybrid tea, Olij 1997)' rose photo
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Bred by Wijnand Huibert Olij (Netherlands, 1991).
Introduced in United States by CP-Meilland Inc/Star Roses (California) in 2008.
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Russet, butter-yellow reverse.  None to mild fragrance.  25 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Very large, double (17-25 petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Medium, upright.  Glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 5' (150cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  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.  Remove old canes and dead or diseased wood..  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Australia - Patent No: AU4448P  on  20 Aug 2012
Application No: 1999/158  on  9 Jun 1999   VIEW PBR PATENT
‘Korfan’ x ‘Ruimeva’ in 1991 followed by 3 generations egetative propagation....Breeder: Olij Rozen V.O.F., The Netherlands.
European Union - Patent No: 2284  on  1 Sep 1997
Application No: 96/0214
Holder: Olij Rozen BV. Approved denomination: OLIjbrau.
United States - Patent No: PP 10,844  on  30 Mar 1999   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 917173  on  25 Aug 1997
Inventor: Huibert W. Olij (Holland, NL). Assignee: Olij Rozen B.V. (Holland, NL). A new and distinct variety of Hybrid Tea which forms attractive bicolored blossoms having an unusual smoky aspect. The upper blossom surface is near dark brick red and the under surface is yellow-orange edged with red... Parentage: KORfan x RUImeva...
According to the New Zealand Plant Variety Rights (PVR) web page, application for a PVR Grant for this rose was made June 6, 1999 (Application No. ROS715). The breeder's Reference for this rose is Olijbrau.