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'Monica Bellucci®' rose Description
'Monica Bellucci®' rose photo
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Registration name: Monica Bellucci®
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, before 2010).
Introduced in France by Meilland International (after 1997) in 2010.
Hybrid Tea.  
Carmine-pink, butter-yellow reverse.  Strong, anise, clove, pepper fragrance.  50 to 55 petals.  Average diameter 4.75".  Very large, very full (41+ petals), borne mostly solitary, in small clusters, cupped bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  Long buds.  
Bushy.  Large, glossy, medium green, dense foliage.  3 to 7 leaflets.  
Height of up to 32" (up to 80 cm).  
Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.  
United States - Patent No: PP 23,254  on  18 Dec 2012   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 13/137,452  on  17 Aug 2011
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was the product of the cross of the ‘Meipierar’ variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 7,622) and ‘Meivildo’ variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 6,895). The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the product of the cross of the ‘Meicapula’ variety (non-patented in the United States) and the ‘Meinuzeten’ variety (U.S. Plant Pat. No. 4,224)...The rose plants of the new variety were approximately 1-½ years of age and were observed during June while budded on Rosa laxa understock and growing outdoors at Le Cannet des Maures, Var, France.