Rose Parade: Francis Meilland

What a beauty!
What a beauty!

Star Roses and Plants award winning rose!

Here’s how they describe it…

Francis Meilland® is a tall Hybrid Tea rose with a very large bloom, good exhibition form and strong fragrance. It is a multiple award winner in Europe for disease resistance as well as aesthetics. It is one of the first Hybrid Tea roses to win the prestigious ADR contest in Germany. 2013 AARS winner.

This remarkable rose bears the name of a remarkable rose breeder, in honor of his 100th birthday — the legendary breeder of the Peace rose.

My friend, Chris, The Redneck Rosarian, says this rose grew to about 9ft in his garden last year. Wo…. I ordered two this year from Edmunds and they are planted in my new raised exhibition bed Mr. G built for me. I am so excited to see how they grow!

Tall, disease resistance, beautiful fragrance and beautiful form … I hope I have some ready June 15 to enter in the Indianapolis Rose Society’s Rose Show!! Fingers crossed.

11 thoughts on “Rose Parade: Francis Meilland

    1. Thanks so much! We started making plans at our society meeting this week. Seeing the multi page booklet made me realize I have a LOT to learn!! A bit overwhelmed at this point! So excited for the temps to warms and see the roses start growing!! Happy spring!

  1. Hi, I am a new gardener and decided to buy a Francis Meilland rose plant. It does not have any new blooms coming in. What should I do?

      1. Thanks again for you recommendations. I cut the blind shoots and just got my first rose! Love it!

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