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'Mother of Pearl ™' rose Description
'Mother of Pearl ™ (grandiflora, Meilland, 2006)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Woodbury, Celeste
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Light pink Grandiflora.
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 2005).
Introduced in United States by Meilland-Star Roses Inc. in 2007 as 'Mother of Pearl'.
Light pink.  None / no fragrance.  35 petals.  Average diameter 4.25".  Large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Medium buds.  
Tall, bushy, upright.  Semi-glossy, medium green, dense foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 43" to 4¼' (110 to 130cm).  Width: 31" to 35" (80 to 90cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default).  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  Disease susceptibility: very blackspot 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 18,707  on  1 Apr 2008   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/634,930  on  7 Dec 2006
Inventors: Meilland; Alain A. (Antibes, FR)
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was the product of the cross of the `Paloma Blanca` variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 2,853) and the `Bucbi` variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 4,225). The `Bucbi` variety sometimes is known as the `Carefree Beauty` variety. The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the product of the cross of the `Meituraphar` variety (non-patented in the United States) and the `Meicloux` variety (non-patented in the United States)