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Rosa 'Abbaye de Cluny'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Abbaye de Cluny
Additional cultivar information: (aka MEIbrinpay, Carla Crosa di Vergagni, Fiona Stanley)
Hybridized by Meilland; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1995

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Hybrid Tea

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Bloom Color:
Apricot and apricot blend (ab)

Bloom Shape:

Flower Fragrance:
Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Patent Information:

Other Details:
Susceptible to black spot
Susceptible to mildew
Susceptible to rust
Stems are moderately thorny

Pruning Instructions:
Blooms on new wood; prune early to promote new growth

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding
By simple layering
By air layering
By tip layering

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive seedpicker_TX On Dec 28, 2006, seedpicker_TX from (Taylor) Plano, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This rose has a great cabbagey-cupped shape. It is a gorgeous soft cantaloupe color.

The blooms are large and last a long time on the bush. My bush, however, is trying to act like a climber. It is easily and consistently trying to be 5-6 ft.

Not as well foliated as I'd like, and doesn't bloom as often as I'd like, but the color and form, make it worth having.

Positive steph_gem On Aug 13, 2006, steph_gem from San Diego, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

This plant takes off when the weather is hot and dry... Its thick foliage gives the highest of disease resistance in my area. The only problem is when it rains it ruins the blooms and they ball up.

Positive Gindee77 On Jun 5, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This rose has a beautiful bloom form. It's got lots of petals and they are a rich yellow with flame colored highlights. It needs some winter protection in zone 5.

Neutral Paulwhwest On May 13, 2004, Paulwhwest from Irving (Dallas area), TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Bred in France. Won the Monza Gold Medal in 1993, the Lyon Gold Medal in 1994, the Plus Belle de France award in 1994, and the Belfast Gold Medal in 1995.

Seed: Just Joey
Pollen: MEIrestif x MEInarual


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

Berkeley, California
Oxnard, California
San Leandro, California
Hampton, Illinois
Mashpee, Massachusetts
Plano, Texas

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