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'Queen Mary 2 ™' rose Description
'Metropolitan ® (hybrid tea, Meilland 2004)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Maurice REYBAUD
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White, near white or white blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIfaissel
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 2003).
Introduced in Japan by Keisei Rose Nurseries Inc. in 2004 as 'Oscar François'.
Introduced in United States by Star Roses & Plants (Pennsylvania) in 2005.
Introduced in Australia by Wagner's Rose Nursery in 2016 as 'Brilliance'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Light yellow, orange-pink shading.  Strong, apricot or peach, fruity, rose, sweet fragrance.  up to 67 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Very large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Rounded buds.  
Tall, upright.  Semi-glossy, medium green, dense foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 39" to 5'11" (100 to 180cm).  Width: 20" to 2' (50 to 60cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden or landscape.  Very hardy.  very vigorous.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  
United States - Patent No: PP 16,951  on  8 Aug 2006   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/034,250  on  13 Jan 2005
Inventors: Meilland; Alain A. (Antibes, FR)
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was the `Meban` variety (non-patented in the United States). The `Meban` variety sometimes is known as the `White Knight` variety. The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the product of the cross of the `Poulari` variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 9,274) and the `Lady Sylvia` variety (non-patented in the United States).
Source: Oscar François
Oscar François is a synonym for the Japanese market.
"Oscar François de Jarjayes" is one of the main characters of the manga series "The Rose of Versailles" by Riyoko Ikeda.