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'Frederic Mistral ®' rose Description
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Light pink Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEItebros
Exhibition name: Frederic Mistral ®
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 1994).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1995 as 'Frederic Mistral'.
Hybrid Tea.  Romantica ™.  
Light pink.  Flowers venetian pink, reverse suffused rose.  Strong, citrus fragrance.  40 to 45 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, thornless (or almost), upright.  Large, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of up to 6' (up to 185 cm).  Width of 35" (90 cm).
USDA zone 5a through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  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 - Application No: 1997/026  on  1997   VIEW PBR PATENT
New Zealand - Application No: 97/026
United States - Patent No: PP 10,004  on  19 Aug 1997   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  4 Sep 1996