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'La Rose' Description
'Guy de Maupassant ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Robert's Garden in San Clemente, CA
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Medium pink Floribunda.
Registration name: MEIsocrat
Exhibition name: Guy de Maupassant ®
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 1995).
Pink.  Strong, apple, opinions vary fragrance.  90 to 100 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium to large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Tall, bushy, compact.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 28" to 35" (70 to 90 cm).  
USDA zone 7b through 10b.  Produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: 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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 9,613  on  30 Jul 1996   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 08/492,134  on  19 Jun 1995
Parentage information comes from the US Patent for this rose. According to the patent, 371 plants were obtained from this cross.