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Climber, Large-Flowered Climber.
Cream, carmine-pink edges. Moderate fragrance. 55 to 60 petals. Average diameter 3". Large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped, globular bloom form. Prolific, continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.
Tall, climbing. Medium, semi-glossy, dark green foliage.
Height of 39" to 12' (100 to 365 cm).
USDA zone 5b through 9b. Can be used for cut flower, garden, landscape or pillar. Vigorous. heat tolerant. rain tolerant. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant.
United States - Patent No: PP 6,892 on 4 Jul 1989 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 07/187,312 on 28 Apr 1988
The patent application describes MEIviolin as a climbing shrub.
Meilland also introduced a Hybrid Tea in 1950, 'Eden,' which produced a climbing sport that was introduced in Europe in 1962. These are both different from Pierre de Ronsard.
Participated in the 1987 Monza Competition. (Source: Website Roseto Niso Fumagalli.)