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'Jean Mermoz' rose Description
'Jean Mermoz' rose photo
Photo courtesy of jedmar
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
 
HMF Ratings:
25 favorite votes.  
ARS:
Medium pink Polyantha.
Registration name: Jean Mermoz
Exhibition name: Jean Mermoz
Origin:
Bred by Raymond Chenault (France, before 1937).
Introduced in France by Hemeray-Aubert in 1937 as 'Jean Mermoz'.
Class:
Polyantha.  
Bloom:
Pink.  Mild fragrance.  Average diameter 1".  Small, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, high-centered, scalloped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 18" to 2' (45 to 60 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Shade tolerant.  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.  
Ploidy:
Triploid
Notes:
Jean Mermoz (December 9, 1901 Aubenton - December 7, 1936 Atlantic Ocean), French aviation pioneer, who disappeared on a flight from Dakar to Natal, Brasil.
 
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