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PlantFiles: Shrub Rose
Rosa '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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 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

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4 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive coriaceous 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. 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.

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.

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

Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 6087 has expired
Positive TBGDN 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!.

Positive apa_hari 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.

Positive meadowgarden 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)

Neutral Paulwhwest 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


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

Macy, Indiana
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Harrison, Michigan
Stockett, Montana
Willoughby, Ohio
Christiana, Tennessee
Waukesha, Wisconsin

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