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'MEIkans' rose Description
'Fire King (floribunda, Meilland, 1959)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of James Delahanty
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
16 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Orange or orange-red Floribunda.
Registration name: MEIkans
Exhibition name: Fire King
Origin:
Bred by Francis Meilland (1912-1958) (France, 1959).
Introduced by Unknown (Australia) in 1961 as 'Fire King'.
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
Scarlet.  Moderate, musk fragrance.  48 petals.  Average diameter 2.25".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Bushy, upright.  Dark green, leathery foliage.  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 1,758   VIEW USPTO PATENT
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