'MEGER 561' rose Description
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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: up to 3' (up to 90cm). Width: up to 2' (up to 60cm).
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.