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Francis Meilland Rose flowers
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Group/Class: Hybrid Tea Rose
A stunning rose with a lovely, true rose fragrance and nicely formed shell pink blooms; an elegant cutting rose; foliage creates dark green contrast to the luminous blooms
Francis Meilland Rose features showy fragrant shell pink flowers with creamy white overtones at the ends of the branches from late spring to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy oval compound leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Francis Meilland Rose is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Francis Meilland Rose is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Francis Meilland Rose will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.