'Eternal Flame' rose Description
Photo courtesy of Planetrj (zone 11b/H2 pH 5.8)
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Medium yellow Hybrid Tea.
Exhibition name: Eternal Flame
Yellow, light yellow edges. Mild to strong, citrus, rose fragrance. 35 to 40 petals. Average diameter 4.75". Very large, full (26-40 petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Tall, upright. Glossy, dark green foliage. 3 to 5 leaflets.
Height: 4'7" to 5¼' (140 to 160cm). Width: 28" to 32" (70 to 80cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Can be used for cut flower, exhibition or garden. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
United States - Patent No: PP 18,918 on 10 Jun 2008 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 11/636,513 on 11 Dec 2006
Inventors: Meilland; Alain A. (Antibes, FR)
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was the product of the cross of the `Landora` variety (non-patented in the United States) and the `Meirestif` variety (non-patented in the United States). The `Landora` variety sometimes is known as the `Sunblest` variety. The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the product of the cross of the `Poumidor` variety (non-patented in the United States) and the `Meicapinal` variety (non-patented in the United States). he description is based on the observation of two-year-old plants during October while growing budded on Rosa froebelli understock and growing outdoors at Le Cannet des Maures, Var, France
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