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'Léonidas' rose Description
'Léonidas (hybrid tea, Meilland, 1995)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Cliff's High Desert Garden Archival Dec, 2011 last updated 101812
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
36 favorite votes.  
Average rating: FAIR+.  
ARS:
Red blend Hybrid Tea.
Registration name: MEIcofum
Origin:
Bred by Alain Meilland (1940-....) (France, 1995).
Class:
Florists Rose, Hybrid Tea.  
Bloom:
Red blend, yellow reverse.  23 to 30 petals.  Average diameter 4".  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Height of 4' to 5' (120 to 150 cm).  Width of 2' to 3' (60 to 90 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 7b and warmer.  Disease susceptibility: disease resistant, susceptible to Mildew.  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) .  
Patents:
Australia - Application No: 1997/195  on  1997   VIEW PBR PATENT
 
United States - Patent No: PP 9,997  on  12 Aug 1997   VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application  on  14 Jun 1996
Notes:
Carlton Rose Nurseries describes this rose as: Ocher rosy-brown, with cream yellow reverse when cooler, burnt orange when warm. Marketed as "the man's rose"...


Michael at Michael's Premier Roses says this rose has exhibitors scrambling. It has a fantastic color combination and although it needs cool weather to bring out the russet tones, the orange with gold reverse is just as stunning...


Named for a type of Belgian chocolate.