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'Red Pierre' rose Description
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Dark red Large-Flowered Climber.
Exhibition name: Eric Tabarly ®
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, 1995).
Introduced in United States by Star Roses & Plants (Pennsylvania) in 2004.
Climber.   (Series: 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: 7' to 15' (215 to 455cm).  Width: 8' (245cm).
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  11 May 2005   VIEW PBR PATENT
‘Meidrason’ was selected from a batch of seedlings derived from a cross between ‘Delsop’ (seed parent) and ‘Kortello’ (pollen parent) in 1995. ‘Meidrason’ was grown through a further four generations and found to be uniform and stable with no off types observed. Breeder: Alain Antoine Meilland
European Union - Patent  on  2002
United States - Patent No: PP 15,052  on  27 Jul 2004   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 10/114,987  on  4 Apr 2002
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was the product of the `Delsap` variety (non-patented in the United States). The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the `Kortello` variety (non-patented in the United States).
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.