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'Charles Aznavour ®' rose Description
'Charles Aznavour ®' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
Availability:
Commercially available
HMF Ratings:
68 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
White, near white or white blend Floribunda.
Registration name: MEIbeausai
Exhibition name: Matilda ®
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, 1988).
Class:
Floribunda.  
Bloom:
White or white blend, pink edges.  The blossoms are chrome yellow suffused and edged with neyron rose..  None / no fragrance.  24 to 25 petals.  Average diameter 3.75".  Medium to large, double (17-25 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Prolific, blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Ovoid buds.  
Habit:
Medium, bushy, compact, mounded, spreading.  Medium, semi-glossy, medium green, dense, leathery foliage.  
Height of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).  Width of 3' to 4' (90 to 120 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 6b and warmer.  Can be used for beds and borders, container rose, cut flower, garden or landscape.  Hardy.  vigorous.  produces decorative hips.  Disease susceptibility: 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) .  Can be grown in the ground or in a container (container requires winter protection).  
Patents:
United States - Patent No: PP 7,667  on  8 Oct 1991   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/526,897  on  22 May 1990
Notes:
Singer/songwriter Charles Aznavour was born in Paris, France, 22 May 1924.