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'Comtesse de Provence' rose Description
'Comtesse de Provence' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Calif Sue
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
53 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Pink blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIbacus
Exhibition name: Comtesse de Provence
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, 2001).
Introduced in France by Meilland International (after 1997) in 2006 as 'Liv Tyler'.
Introduced in United States by Star Roses & Plants (California) in 2007 as 'Liv Tyler'.
Class:
Hybrid Tea.  Romantica ™.  
Bloom:
Pink blend.   (Rose orient).  Strong, fruity fragrance.  75 to 80 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Very large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, old-fashioned bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Tall.  Medium green foliage.  
Height of 5' to 6' (150 to 185 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for hedge or landscape.  Prefers dry climates.  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.  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 13,860  on  3 Jun 2003   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Notes:
Named after American movie star Liv Tyler, who is the daughter of Steven Tyler, the lead singer of Aerosmith.

COMTESSE DE PROVENCE was re-released under the name LIV TYLER.