Shrub Rose 'Scarlet Meidiland'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Scarlet Meidiland
Additional cultivar information:(aka MEIkrotal, Scarlet Meillandecor, PP6087)
Hybridized by Meilland
Registered or introduced: 1987
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

Medium red (mr)

Bloom Shape:



Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly



Can be trained as a standard or tree form

Patent Information:

Patent expired

Other Details:

Resistant to mildew

Resistant to rust

Stems are very thorny

Sets hips

Pruning Instructions:

Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Macy, Indiana

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Harrison, Michigan

Stockett, Montana

Northport, New York

Willoughby, Ohio

Christiana, Tennessee

Waukesha, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 17, 2015, su_rose from Northport, NY wrote:

Bought 3 of these roses mail order from Park Seed in 1993. Over the years they've given lots of enjoyment, in substantial shade! Some years, when the spring had plenty of rain, they became fountains of flowers, 5ft tall and 6 ft wide. My backyard visitors were spellbound. Now, they are in decline. I wonder about their life span and whether I can do anything to rejuvenate them. I fertilize them once a year with Home Depot Dehydrated Manure and Compost product, mulch them for the summer with red bark chips. Prune only dead branches and dry tips. This care does not seem to reverse their decline over the last 3 years. My soil is sandy. I have other perennials in the same bed , as companion plants, but I keep between 2 and 4 feet of free space around the roses trunks. Any thoughts/advice?


On Aug 20, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

I observed this plant for many years at the Arnold Arboretum, Boston MA (Z6a). The flowers are scarlet (a warm bright red), small, in large trusses. Unlike many red roses, the color does not shift towards blue as it ages. It always had some bloom on it, though after the initial flush it can sometimes be just a cluster or two. It holds onto its petals for some time after they fade.

Sold as a groundcover rose, but it generally gets 4-5' tall. It tends to hold its stems at around 45 degrees.

This has healthy glossy small foliage that never defoliated and rarely showed symptoms of black spot. At the Arnold, it was never sprayed with fungicide.


On Oct 28, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 6087 has expired


On Feb 13, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have grown this rose for 11+ years, and bought it in a group of roses known as 'Meidiland' or 'Meilland' originating in France. This one, according to the plant information in the catalog, is more shade tolerant than the others, and I had just the spot for it in a partially shaded area. I was skeptical at first, but over the years it has proven to be indeed tolerant of partial shade. It blooms well, and I use it as a sprawling ground cover, allowing the canes to lie prostrate on a mulched bed. It is mixed with other perennials and makes a nice anchor plant. In winter I simply cover the canes with oak leaves and pine boughs for protection. A plant worth anybody's attention; nice deep glossy green foliage; disease resistant; no sprays needed!.


On Oct 30, 2005, apa_hari from Waukesha, WI wrote:

This is a wonderful plant with glossy foliage and very resistant to any kind of disease. Also it is very pest-free. I did not find aphids or JBs bothering it. It requires a lot of space for the arching canes. The blooms are cherry red in color and occur in bunches. They produce nice hips for winter display. If planted in mass it will produce a dramatic effect. It is very easy to root the cutting of this plant. If the tip of the arching cane touch the ground, it produces roots.


On Jul 1, 2004, meadowgarden from Rockford, IL (Zone 4b) wrote:

Good flowering habit. Blooms continuously all summer. Pest free (even Japanese beatles don't bother it)


On May 26, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in France. Won the Modern Shrub Rose award from the Great Lakes District in 1999, and the Cleveland County Rose Society in 2000.

Seed: MEItiraca
Pollen: Clair Matin