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'Cherry Parfait ™' rose Description
'Jubilé du Prince de Monaco ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Rescht_Laurent
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Red blend Grandiflora.
Registration name: MEIsponge
Exhibition name: Cherry Parfait ™
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, 2000). Bred by Michèle Meilland Richardier (France, before 2000).
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 2003 as 'Cherry Parfait'.
Introduced in Australia by Treloar Roses in 2008 as 'Fire & Ice'.
Floribunda, Grandiflora.  
Light yellow to white, vermilion edges.  None to mild, sweet fragrance.  35 to 40 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, pointed, ovoid buds.  
Medium, armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, compact.  Matte, medium green, dense foliage.  
Height of 28" to 35" (70 to 90 cm).  Width of 31" (80 cm).
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, garden or landscape.  Hardy.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
United States - Patent No: PP 12,802  on  23 Jul 2002   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/697,167  on  27 Oct 2000
Floribunda Rose Plant Named `Meisponge'
Alain A. Meilland, Antibes, France
... large bicolored white and red blossoms... no fragrance... very good disease resistance... Parentage: 'Meichoiju' x ('Meidanu' x 'Macman' ['Matangi'])... Height: Approximately 70 to 80 cm on average at the end of the growing season. Width: Approximately 80 cm on average at the end of the growing season... Flower: flat cup-shaped... Diameter: commonly approximately 8 to 10 cm on average... Disease resistance: very good with respect to Powdery Mildew and Black Spot... Hardiness: Has withstood temperatures above C.
Jubile du Prince de Monaco is sold in the USA as Cherry Parfait, where it is classified as a grandiflora because it is a considerably larger plant.

Cherry Parfait is sold in Europe under the name Jubile du Prince de Monaco, It is also given a different classification in Europe, where it is a considerably smaller plant.