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'Altesse' rose Description
'Altesse (hybrid tea, Meilland, 1950)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of CybeRose
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
4 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Deep pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: Altesse
Origin:
Bred by Francis Meilland (1912-1958) (France, 1950).
Introduced in France by URS (Universal Rose Selection)-Meilland as 'Altesse'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1952 as 'Altesse'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Red.  Moderate fragrance.  35 to 40 petals.  Large, full (26-40 petals), globular bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Upright.  
Height of 30" to 3' (75 to 90 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Vigorous.  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.  
Notes:
Mentioned in the American Rose Annual 1952 as one of the New Roses of the World.
 
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