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'Eric Tabarly ®' rose Description
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Dark red Large-Flowered Climber.
Exhibition name: Eric Tabarly ®
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, 2002).
Introduced in United States by Star Roses (Pennsylvania) in 2004.
Climber.  Romantica ™.  
Crimson.  Mild to strong, opinions vary fragrance.  100 to 110 petals.  Average diameter 4.5".  Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium, ovoid buds.  
Climbing, upright.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green, dense foliage.  
Height of 7' to 15' (215 to 455 cm).  Width of 8' (245 cm).
USDA zone 6a through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden, landscape or pillar.  Blooms tend to ball in wet weather.  heat tolerant.  prefers full sun.  produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  
Australia - Application No: 2005/126  on  2005   VIEW PBR PATENT
United States - Patent No: PP 15,052  on  27 Jul 2004   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  4 Apr 2002
A Zone 4 grower reports that 3 of 4 plants of Red Eden did not survive their first winter. The same grower estimates this rose's hardiness as Zone 6.