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'Bolero ™' rose Description
'Bolero ™ (floribunda, Mouchotte/Meilland, 2004)' rose photo
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White, near white or white blend Floribunda.
Registration name: Meidelweis
Bred by Jacques Mouchotte (France, before 2003).
Introduced in France by Meilland International (after 1997) in 2004 as 'Bolero'.
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 2004 as 'Bolero'.
White.  Strong fragrance.  140 to 160 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Large, very full (41+ petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat, old-fashioned bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Large buds.  
Medium, bushy, compact, spreading.  Large, glossy, dark green, dense foliage.  
Height of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).  Width of 2' to 28" (60 to 70 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 9b.  Can be used for cut flower, garden or landscape.  Hardy.  produces decorative hips.  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 17,841  on  3 Jul 2007   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/002,621  on  3 Dec 2004
Breeder listed in the Rose Hills International Trials.
Released in USA and Japan only.