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'Papa Meilland ®' rose Description
'Papa Meilland ® (Hybrid Tea, Meilland, 1963)' rose photo
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Dark red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIcesar,  MEIsar
Exhibition name: Papa Meilland ®
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, 1963).
Introduced in France by URS (Universal Rose Selection)-Meilland as 'Papa Meilland'.
Introduced in Australia by Brundrett's The Rose People in 1964 as 'Papa Meilland'.
Hybrid Tea.  
Dark red.  Strong, old rose fragrance.  35 petals.  Full (26-40 petals), exhibition, high-centered bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long buds.  
Upright.  Large, glossy, dark green foliage.  

Height: 35" to 4' (90 to 120cm).  Width: 2' to 4' (60 to 120cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower.  Benefits from winter protection in colder climates.  Disease susceptibility: susceptible to disease, susceptible to blackspot , susceptible to Mildew.  Protect tender new spring growth from hard freezes that may cause canker, die-back and death of the plant. .  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).  Requires good cultivation if it is to perform its best.  
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