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'Red Drift ®' rose Description
'Red Drift ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Ninki
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
27 favorite votes.  
Average rating: GOOD.  
ARS:
Medium red Shrub.
Exhibition name: Nature Meillandécor ®
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, 1997).
Introduced in France by Meilland Richardier in 2007 as 'Nature Meillandécor'.
Introduced in United States by CP-Meilland Inc/Star Roses (California) in 2008 as 'Red Drift'.
Class:
Shrub.  
Bloom:
Pink to red.  None to mild fragrance.  13 to 17 petals.  Average diameter 1.75".  Small to medium, semi-double (9-16 petals), in large clusters, cupped bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Medium, ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Short, bushy, compact, thornless (or almost).  Small, semi-glossy, medium green, dense foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  

Height: 1' to 16" (30 to 40cm).  Width: 16" to 18" (40 to 45cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 5b through 10b.  Can be used for garden, ground cover, landscape or shrub.  Heat tolerant.  
Patents:
Canada - Patent No: 4872  on  17 Sep 2014
Application No: 10-6989  on  20 May 2010
Breeder: Alain Meilland, Meilland International, Le Luc en Provence, France
'Meigalpio' originated from hybridization work conducted by the breeder at Le Luc en Provence, France in June 1997. The cross was conducted between the female unnamed proprietary seedling ('The Fairy' x 'Kormax') and the male unnamed proprietary seedling (an unnamed proprietary seedling x 'Morpapplay').
 
United States - Patent No: PP 17,877  on  24 Jul 2007   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/213,813  on  30 Aug 2005
Inventors: Meilland; Alain A. (Antibes, FR)
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was a non-patented and unnamed seedling formed by the cross of `The Fairy` variety (non-patented in the United States) and the `Kormax` variety (non-patented in the United States). The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was a non-patented and unnamed seedling formed by the cross of another non-patented and unnamed seedling and the `Morpapplay` variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 6,548).
Ploidy:
Diploid
Notes:
Chromosome count from David Zlesak. July 17 2009.