'Eric Tabarly ®' rose Description
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Dark red Large-Flowered Climber.
Exhibition name: Eric Tabarly ®
Climber. (Series: Romantica ™)
Crimson. Mild to strong, opinions vary fragrance. 100 to 110 petals. Average diameter 4.5". Large, full (26-40 petals), cluster-flowered, in small clusters, cupped, old-fashioned bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season. Medium, ovoid buds.
Climbing, upright. Medium, semi-glossy, medium green, dense foliage.
Height: 7' to 15' (215 to 455cm). Width: 8' (245cm).
USDA zone 6a through 9b. Can be used for cut flower, garden, landscape or pillar. Blooms tend to ball in wet weather. heat tolerant. prefers full sun. produces decorative hips. Disease susceptibility: disease resistant.
Australia - Application No: 2005/126 on 11 May 2005 VIEW PBR PATENT
‘Meidrason’ was selected from a batch of seedlings derived from a cross between ‘Delsop’ (seed parent) and ‘Kortello’ (pollen parent) in 1995. ‘Meidrason’ was grown through a further four generations and found to be uniform and stable with no off types observed. Breeder: Alain Antoine Meilland
European Union - Patent on 2002
United States - Patent No: PP 15,052 on 27 Jul 2004 VIEW USPTO PATENT
Application No: 10/114,987 on 4 Apr 2002
The female parent (i.e., the seed parent) was the product of the `Delsap` variety (non-patented in the United States). The male parent (i.e., the pollen parent) was the `Kortello` variety (non-patented in the United States).
A Zone 4 grower reports that 3 of 4 plants of Red Eden did not survive their first winter. The same grower estimates this rose's hardiness as Zone 6.