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'Elle ®' rose Description
'Elle ® (hybrid tea, Mouchotte/Meilland, 1999)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of h2olilee
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
71 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIbderos
Exhibition name: Elle ®
Origin:
Bred by Jacques Mouchotte (France, before 1999).
Introduced in France by Meilland International as 'Elle'.
Introduced in United States by Jackson & Perkins Co. in 2005 as 'Elle'.
Introduced in United States by Star Roses (Pennsylvania) in 2005 as 'Elle'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Light pink, orange-pink reverse.  Strong, citrus, spice fragrance.  50 to 55 petals.  Average diameter 5".  Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Pointed, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, compact.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  
Height of 3' to 5' (90 to 150 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, cut flower or garden.  Heat tolerant.  Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.  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.  Requires spring freeze protection (see glossary - Spring freeze protection) .  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 2002/119  on  2002   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Application  on  3 Apr 2005
'Meibderos' Application 11/066,819 filed Feb. 28, 2005 which is a continuation of plant patent Applic. No. 10/114,445, filed Apr 3, 2002.
Notes:
Breeder listed in the Rose Hills International Trials.