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'MEGER 561' rose Description
'Baccará ® (Hybrid Tea, Meilland, 1954)' rose photo
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Orange or orange-red Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIger
Exhibition name: Baccará ®
Bred by Francis Meilland (1912-1958) (France, before 1954).
Introduced in France by URS (Universal Rose Selection)-Meilland in 1956 as 'Baccará'.
Introduced in United States by Conard-Pyle (Star Roses) in 1957 as 'Baccará'.
Introduced in Australia by Hazlewood Bros. Pty. Ltd. in 1958 as 'Baccará'.
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Geranium-red, orange-red shading.  Mild fragrance.  45 to 82 petals.  Average diameter 3".  Medium, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, cupped-to-flat bloom form.  Continuous (perpetual) bloom throughout the season.  Rounded buds.  
Bushy, upright.  Dark green, leathery foliage.  
Height of up to 3' (up to 90 cm).  Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Can be used for cut flower or garden.  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) .  
France - Patent No: trademark 518  on  1954
United States - Patent No: PP 1,367  on  22 Mar 1955   VIEW USPTO PATENT
The variety 'MEIger' became public domain in 1974 after having produced 25 million plants.