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'MEIceppus' rose Description
'André le Nôtre ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Maurice REYBAUD
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Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: Betty White ™
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 2000).
Introduced in France by URS (Universal Rose Selection)-Meilland in 2001 as 'André le Nôtre'.
Introduced in United States by Star Roses & Plants (Pennsylvania) in 2004 as 'Betty White'.
Introduced in Australia by Wagner's Rose Nursery in 2017 as 'Better Homes and Gardens'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Light pink, darker center.  Creamy apricot.  Strong, damask, musk, myrrh, rose fragrance.  60 to 64 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, double (17-25 petals), very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, ovoid buds.  
Large, semi-glossy, medium green, dark green, dense foliage.  

Height: 3' to 4' (90 to 120cm).  
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower, garden or landscape.  Very vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: 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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Australia - Application No: 2004/171  on  26 May 2004   VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Patent No: PP 13,897  on  17 Jun 2003   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 09/827,935  on  9 Apr 2001
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) of the product of the cross of the `Meicapinal` variety (non-patented in the United States) and the `Meirestif` variety (non-patented in the United States). The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the `Meipsilon` variety (non-patented in the United States).